August 2010 Archives (News & Press Releases)

6th August 2010

Prisons crisis is now completely out of control

IPRT reacts to the publication of the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2009. Read more

19th August 2010

Now recruiting: IPRT Research and Policy Officer

The Irish Penal Reform Trust is now recruiting for the post of Research and Policy Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the policy base for IPRT’s campaigning work, including carrying out research and engaging with key stakeholders in the Irish penal system. Read more

21st August 2010

Management of sex offenders

Following the media furore surrounding the scheduled release of a sex offender from prison, journalists turn their attention the treatment of sex offenders in prison, and the management of the offenders on release. Read more

23rd August 2010

New drugs measures in Mountjoy Prison

New governor of Mountjoy Prison, Ned Whelan, talks about the zero drugs policy at Mountjoy Prison, and the range of measures which have been brought in to enforce it. IPRT welcomes the commitment to drug-free landings and improved sanitary conditions, but remains sceptical about Thornton Hall. Read more

24th August 2010

Irish Human Rights Commission Annual Report 2009

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today launched their annual report. IPRT welcomed the calls from the Dr Maurice Manning, president of the IHRC, for the Government to commit to improving the situation in Irish Prisons. Read more

28th August 2010

RTÉ Marian Finucane: Prisons in Ireland

An in-depth discussion on imprisonment in Ireland, including its effectiveness (or not) as punishment, issues surrounding the availability of rehabilitation services (and information about services), drugs in prison and drug treatment in prison, and more. Read more

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