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January 2005 Archives (News & Press Releases)

6th January 2005

Research show Mandatory Drug Testing in Prisons "ineffective" and "dangerous", says Penal Reform Trust

Citing new research from the Scottish Prison Service showing the drug intake of 76% of prisoners was not affected by MDT, the IPRT said Minister McDowell's plan will not produce the "drug free prisons" he claims. Read more

17th January 2005

Electronic tagging would be "no penal reform", says IPRT

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has criticised reported plans by Justice Minister Michael McDowell to introduce electronic tagging of offenders, saying that the scheme offers no recipe for penal reform. Read more