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June 2012 Archives (News & Press Releases)

11th June 2012

IHRC calls for shorter rehabilitative periods in Spent Convictions Bill

The Irish Human Rights Commission has published its Observations on the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012, stating that "the proposed legislation is overly restrictive and will not assist in re-integrating people convicted of minor offences back into society and employment." Read more

Plans to replace outdated Limerick Prison accommodation must not translate into penal expansionism - IPRT

IPRT has today welcomed the announcement by Minister Shatter of plans to replace outdated accommodation at Limerick Prison. However, IPRT warns that any expansion in the number of cells at that prison must only be used to relieve overcrowding in other parts of the prison, and not serve to increase… Read more

25th June 2012

Ombudsman for Children's complaints remit extended to children in St Patrick's Institution

IPRT welcomes the extension of the remit of the Ombudsman for Children to receive individual complaints from children held in St Patrick's Institution. Read more

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