August 2012 Archives (IPRT in the News)

6th August 2012

Progress in ending detention of children in St. Patrick's Institution as final 16 year old released, but uncertainty remains for 17 year olds

Historic moment as the final 16 year old boy is released from St Patrick's Institution, but thirty-one 17 year old boys remain. Read more

7th August 2012

IPRT calls for Parole Board reform

The Parole Board should operate independent of government and on a statutory basis. Read more

IPRT welcomes “levelling off” of prisoner numbers, but number of female prisoners and fine defaulters continues to rise.

IPRT welcomes “levelling off” of Prisoner Numbers, but number of Female Prisoners and Fine Defaulters continues to rise. Read more

8th August 2012

The Irish Independent - 'Courts imprisoned 17,318 people'

Following the release of the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2011, Irish Independent article highlights IPRT's main concerns. Read more

The Irish Times: '14,000 sent to prisons in Ireland last year'

IPRT's response to Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2011 featured in The Irish Times. Read more

Irish Examiner: 'Penal reformers concerned at rise in female prisoners'

Irish Examiner's Cormac O'Keefe refers to IPRT's main concerns in his analysis of Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2011. Read more

9th August 2012

RTE Radio 1 Morning Ireland: Liam Herrick discusses Irish Prison Service Annual Report

IPRT's Executive Director, Liam Herrick was interviewed for RTE's Morning Ireland radio programme Read more

Q102 radio interview with IPRT Liam Herrick

IPRT Executive Director Discussing the ramifications of increasing numbers of people being imprisoned for non-payment of fines. Read more

WLR FM interview with Liam Herrick

IPRT Executive Director discusses the increase in the number of women being sent to prison in 2011. Read more

Midwest Radio interview with IPRT Executive Director

Liam Herrick was interviewed in relation to parole and structured temporary release on Midwest Radio on 9th August 2012. Read more

Newstalk Breakfast - how to reduce the size of our prison population

IPRT's Liam Herrick discusses ways to reduce the prison population. Read more

16th August 2012

RTE Radio 1 Drivetime: Mandatory sentences

IPRT's Liam Herrick discusses why mandatory sentences are not the answer to improving fairness in our criminal justice system Read more

29th August 2012

RTE Radio 1 Drivetime: White collar crime

IPRT's Liam Herrick discusses White Collar Crime on RTE's Drivetime. Read more

30th August 2012

TV3: Tonight with Fintan O'Toole: White Collar Crime

Liam Herrick & panel discuss white collar crime and punishment in Ireland. Read more

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