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June 2009 Archives (News & Press Releases)

12th June 2009

Director's Blog: Crisis, what crisis?

IPRT Executive Director, Liam Herrick, comments on the Minister's response to overcrowding in Mountjoy Prison... Read more

19th June 2009

High Court upholds constitutional challenge to imprisonment for debt.

IPRT welcomes the High Court ruling upholding a constitutional challenge regarding imprisonment of individuals unable to pay their debts. Read more

22nd June 2009

IPRT welcomes new report on children and juvenile justice

IPRT today welcomed the publication of “Children and Juvenile Justice: Proposals for Improvements” by Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights. Read more

23rd June 2009

Decision Time: penal expansion or penal moderation?

Ireland must make a political and social choice regarding the numbers we want to send to prison - this was the message conveyed at the Open Forum event hosted by IPRT on 18th June 2009... Read more

24th June 2009

Poverty of Imagination: Government stumbles blindly towards penal expansion

Thornton Hall to go ahead despite overwhelming evidence that ‘super-prisons’ do not work. Read more