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May 2012 Archives (News & Press Releases)

2nd May 2012

Proposed Community Return Scheme offers potential for more structured and transparent safe release of prisoners – IPRT

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) welcomes plans to extend the pilot Community Return Programme as one of a number of measures proposed in the Irish Prison Service Strategic Pan 2012-2014 to address the chronic overcrowding in Irish prisons. Read more

4th May 2012

Spent Convictions Bill welcomed but legislation could go further in reducing barriers to reintegration - IPRT

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT has today broadly welcomed the publication of the 'Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012' as a very positive step in supporting the rehabilitation of offenders. However, some issues remain which must be resolved in order to get the balance right between public safety and reducing barriers to… Read more

22nd May 2012

Inspector of Prisons: Annual Report 2011

The Minister for Justice, Mr. Alan Shatter, has today published the Inspector of Prisons' 'Annual Report 2011'. Read more