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November 2010 Archives (News & Press Releases)

10th November 2010

More community sentences planned

IPRT welcomes Minister Ahern’s plans to bring forward legislation which will require judges to consider Community Service Orders. However, it is absolutely crucial that CSO's are used only where the individual would otherwise receive a custodial sentence, and not to draw more people into the criminal justice system. Read more

11th November 2010

Northern Ireland's prison policy

The Committee on the Administration of Justice in Northern Ireland has launched an attack on the present direction of the government's prison policy. Read more

18th November 2010

Business in the Community: Mentor Position

Business in the Community is seeking applications for the post of Mentor at Mountjoy Prison. Read more

29th November 2010

IPRT welcomes Prison Chaplains Annual Report 2010

The Irish Prison Chaplains have released their annual report for 2010. This report outlines how violence and drug use are escalating within the Irish Prison System, with overcrowding adding to inhumane conditions. Read more