August 2012 Archives (News & Press Releases)

6th August 2012

Progress in ending detention of children in St. Patrick's Institution as final 16 year old released, but uncertainty remains for 17 year olds

Historic moment as the final 16 year old boy is released from St Patrick's Institution, but thirty-one 17 year old boys remain. Read more

7th August 2012

IPRT welcomes “levelling off” of prisoner numbers, but number of female prisoners and fine defaulters continues to rise.

IPRT welcomes “levelling off” of Prisoner Numbers, but number of Female Prisoners and Fine Defaulters continues to rise. Read more

8th August 2012

IPRT gives cautious welcome to proposed Prisoner Complaints system

IPRT today has given a cautious welcome to proposals for a new Prisoner Complaints system. Read more

15th August 2012

IPRT welcomes increase in use of community sanctions as alternative to prison

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) welcomes the significant increase in the use of community sanctions as an alternative to imprisonment revealed in The Probation Service Annual Report 2011, which was published today. Read more

24th August 2012

DIARY NOTICE: Sentencing Guidelines and the work of the Sentencing Council – ‘promoting greater consistency in sentencing’

IPRT is delighted to announce that our 2012 Annual Lecture will be delivered by The Honourable Mr Justice Colman Treacy of the High Court of England and Wales from 6-8pm on Thurs, 20th Sept, 2012 in Kilmainham Gaol. Read more

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