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October 2010 Archives (News & Press Releases)

10th October 2010

Protection Prisoners on 23 hour lock up regime

The Irish Prison Service has admitted that over 300 prisoners are currently allowed out of their cells for just one hour each day. Read more

11th October 2010

IPRT calls on Government to Rethink Plans to Double Capacity in Women's Prisons

MEDIA ADVISORY: Plans for 70 additional spaces at the Dóchas Centre, with 14 new spaces shortly coming on stream in Limerick female prison, will see the national capacity for women prisoners double in less than 2 years. Read more

15th October 2010

Riots in Mountjoy

Three prison officers have been hospitalised following a riot involving up to 70 prisoners in Mountjoy Prison yesterday evening. Read more

17th October 2010

Volunteering Opportunities in the Criminal Justice Area

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has produced a booklet containing a wide range of volunteering possibilities within the area of Criminal Justice entitled 'Time to Give?' Opportunities range from working in the areas of victim and family support to crime diversion and reintegration. Read more

18th October 2010

IPRT welcomes Minister's Announcement on Alternatives to Prison

Ireland’s leading penal reform campaigners, IPRT, have today welcomed Minister Ahern’s announcement that forthcoming legislation will require judges to consider community service sanctions as an alternative to imprisonment for minor offences. Read more

22nd October 2010

IPRT welcomes Roadmap for Improvement of Prison Standards

The Irish Penal Reform Trust, Ireland’s leading penal reform campaign organisation, has today welcomed the publication of a number of key documents by the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly. Read more

26th October 2010

Response to Inspector of Prisons and Visiting Committee reports for 2009

The media reports on the publication of a number of critical documents by the Dept of Justice and Law Reform on Fri 22nd Oct, 2010. Read more