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February 2004 Archives (News & Press Releases)

4th February 2004

What Next for "new" Mountjoy?

Penal Reform Trust Welcomes Prison Closure but Remains Concerned about Possible Privatisation of New Institution Read more

9th February 2004

Urgent Action Needed on Hepatitis C in Prisons, says Penal Reform Trust

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has today called upon the Government to take immediate action to prevent the transmission of Hepatitis C in prisons. Read more

Privatising prison escorts defies advice from Department of Justice expert committee

Lack of Evidence Supporting New Scheme shows "public policy being made on the back of an envelope" says IPRT Read more

14th February 2004

Letter to the Editor: Drug Use in Prisons

In a letter to the Editor published in today's Irish Times, IPRT Executive Director Rick Lines defends the provision of sterile syringes to prisoners. Read more

23rd February 2004

Call for International Action on Prisons to coincide with Dublin AIDS Summit

80 groups/experts from more than 20 countries endorse "Dublin Declaration on HIV/AIDS in Prisons in Europe and Central Asia" Read more

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