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February 2012 Archives (News & Press Releases)

2nd February 2012

Punishing cuts to preventative services will exacerbate unfairness of criminal justice system, warns IPRT

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ireland’s system of punishment impacts disproportionately on socially excluded communities, and cuts to key preventative services in the community will exacerbate crime rates. Instead, Government must ring-fence resources for policy interventions that address social marginalisation, and thereby reduce crime. Read more

20th February 2012

President Michael D. Higgins to attend celebration of the work of artists and prison

The Irish Penal Reform Trust is delighted to announce that President Michael D Higgins will attend as very special guest of honour our upcoming event, ‘The Old Triangle: A Celebration for the benefit of the Irish Penal Reform Trust’. Read more

27th February 2012

Full house and rapturous applause for celebration of arts in prison YouTube

Some of Ireland’s best-known musicians, poets and story-tellers performed to a full house in the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national stage yesterday evening in support of progressive reform of penal policy in Ireland, and a fairer and more just society for all. Read more

29th February 2012

Proposal on Cork Prison offers positive and practical vision for addressing acute problems in Irish prison system

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust strongly welcomes the Irish Prison Service strategy document published today (29 February, 2012) as a practical response to longstanding issues of intolerable conditions and chronic overcrowding at Cork Prison. Read more