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July 2011 Archives (News & Press Releases)

4th July 2011

DIARY NOTICE: Prison Conditions as a Constitutional Issue (Seminar)

On Thursday 21st July, 2011 the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) will hold a public seminar, 'Prison Conditions as a Constitutional Issue: Recent Experiences from the US and Ireland'. Read more

14th July 2011

Court Service Annual Report 2010 – Juvenile Justice Figures

The Court Service Annual Report 2010 published today indicates that few juvenile offenders are receiving community service or community sentences. Read more

21st July 2011

Ombudsman repeats call for extension to its remit to include prisons

The Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has repeated calls for an extension to the remit of her office to include prisons, naturalisation and immigration. Read more

28th July 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT welcomes passing of Community Service Order legislation

IPRT has today welcomed the passing of the 'Criminal Justice (Community Service)(Amendment)(No. 2) Bill 2011' through both Houses of the Oireachtas; this brings IPRT's vision of a penal system where imprisonment is used only as a last resort closer to reality. Read more

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT welcomes Thornton Hall review report as a “a new departure” for Irish penal policy but remains concerned at “creeping penal expansionism”

The Irish Penal Reform Trust, Ireland’s leading penal reform campaign group, has today welcomed the Report of the Thornton Hall Project Review Group as a new departure in Irish penal policy which reveals a dramatic shift in thinking around Ireland’s response to offenders. Read more

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