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November 2011 Archives (News & Press Releases)

1st November 2011

IPRT Congratulates President Elect and Calls on Government to Respond to Concerns on Imprisonment of Children

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) this weekend congratulated President Elect Michael D. Higgins on his election as ninth President of Ireland. Read more

10th November 2011

IPRT gravely concerned about failure to address inhumane conditions in Cork Prison

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust, Ireland’s leading penal reform campaign group, has today expressed grave concern at the failure to address the lack of in-cell sanitation in Cork Prison, which consistently runs at 200% of its design capacity Read more

18th November 2011

Women in Prison Reform Alliance expresses grave concern at Dóchas Centre Visiting Committee Report

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Women In Prison Reform Alliance, comprising leading penal reform and women’s rights groups, has expressed grave concern at reports of serious violations of prisoner rights contained in the Dóchas Centre Prison Visiting Committee annual report for 2010 published today (18th November 2011.) Read more

21st November 2011

Calls for alternatives to the imprisonment of children in St Patrick's: Ombudsman, TDs, Senators

The Children’s Ombudsman, Emily Logan, has repeated her calls for an end to the incarceration of children in St Patrick’s prison, calling on the Ministers for Justice and Children to develop an interim arrangement for these children until new facilities in Lusk can be built. Read more

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