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January 2013 Archives (News & Press Releases)

21st January 2013

The Irish Times examines Ireland's prisons

A series of articles on the problems and progress within Ireland's jails. Read more

22nd January 2013

IPRT welcomes new laws strengthening internal Prisoner Complaints system, but need for independent complaints mechanism remains

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) strongly welcomes amendments to the Prison Rules 2007, and the recruitment of 22 external investigators, which together bring a level of independence to prisoner complaints systems in Ireland for the first time. However, this must be matched by similar reform of existing monitoring structures,… Read more

24th January 2013

Inspector of Prisons' Report into the death of a prisoner at Cloverhill Courthouse in Dec 2011

The Minister for Justice has published the Report of the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, into the circumstances surrounding the death of a prisoner at Cloverhill Courthouse Complex in December 2011. Read more

29th January 2013

Strategic Review of Penal Policy - call for submissions

The Working Group to conduct a strategic review of penal policy is now accepting submissions (in writing or by e-mail) from any interested person, organisation or group... Read more