March 2012 Archives (News & Press Releases)

12th March 2012

Criminal Justice Alliance Report: 'Crowded out? The impact of prison overcrowding on rehabilitation' PDF documents

A report published last week by the Criminal Justice Alliance makes the case that the Government needs to take urgent steps to limit the unnecessary use of prison, ensuring it is reserved for serious, persistent and violent offenders for whom no alternative sanction is appropriate. Read more

Need for Increased Scrutiny of Irish Parole Process for Life Sentenced Prisoners

In today's Irish Times, Professor Ian O'Donnell discusses the need for increased scrutiny of the parole process for life sentenced prisoners in Ireland. Read more

13th March 2012

Inspector of Prisons publishes follow up Report on Limerick Prison PDF documents

A follow up report by the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, recognises the progress made to date, in the clean up of Limerick Prison. Read more

14th March 2012

JCFJ Report: 'The Irish Prison System - Vision, Values, Reality'

A new report from the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice provides an in-depth analysis of the prison system and outlines 15 recommendations for the future, calling for a radical change in prison policy. Read more

15th March 2012

Your Rights Right Now: Ireland's Universal Periodic Review Campaign

Ireland’s civil society UPR campaign, Your Rights Right Now, hosts live coverage of Ireland’s next appearance before the United Nations Human Rights Council, on Thursday, March 15, in Liberty Hall. Read more

27th March 2012

REMINDER: NI Prisoner Ombudsman to speak on Prisoner Complaints and Investigations into Prison Deaths

IPRT EVENT REMINDER: 'Strengthening Accountability Behind Bars' seminar on Prisoner Rights and Prisoner Complaints takes place Fri 30th March, 2012. A new publication, the Know Your Rights – Your Rights as a Prisoner pack, produced jointly with the ICCL, will be launched at the event. Read more

30th March 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: Prisoner Ombudsman would address gaps in accountability structures in Ireland's prison system

Prisoners do not lose their basic human rights when they are committed to prison, and the State has an obligation to ensure that these rights are protected through the provision of effective and fully independent complaints and investigations mechanisms, such as a Prisoner Ombudsman. Read more

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