May 2013 Archives (News & Press Releases)

1st May 2013

IPRT Prize for academic excellence on the DIT MA in Criminology

IPRT is delighted to announce that Ms Judy McAvoy was awarded the 2013 IPRT prize, for her thesis entitled 'Birds of a Feather? Irish Public Attitudes towards Sex Crime and Sex Offender Reintegration. Is there a Publically Perceived Scale of Sexual Deviance?' Read more

7th May 2013

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2012: Castlerea, Cloverhill, Dóchas

The 2012 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Castlerea, Cloverhill and The Dóchas Centre. Read more

8th May 2013

Irish Examiner: Ireland tops EU table for prisoner release

A Council of Europe Penal Statistics Survey (SPACE I) of over 50 countries reveals Ireland to have one of the highest committal and release rates in Europe, reports Cormac O’Keeffe in the Irish Examiner. Read more

Radical action needed to address stubbornly high prison numbers and meet basic duty of providing safe custody for all prisoners – IPRT

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT calls on the Minister for Justice to take radical steps to reduce prison numbers in the short term, such as commuting all sentences of under six months, increasing standard remission to 33%, and introducing an amnesty for fines. Read more

10th May 2013

IPRT Recruitment: Research and Policy Officer (Maternity Leave)

Applications are invited for the post of Research and Policy Officer (Maternity Leave) with the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT). Read more

12th May 2013

Lack of detention facilities for children questioned by Children's Court Judge

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs was questioned by Ms Justice Ann Ryan, Dublin Children's Court, regarding the lack of detention facilities for children. Read more

24th May 2013

Roundup: Reactions to the Annual Reports and Joint Strategic Plan of the Irish Prison Service and the Probation Service

A roundup of media reactions and discussions following publication on the 8th May 2013 of the Irish Prison Service and Probation Service Annual Reports for 2012 and their Joint Strategic Plan for 2013-2015. Read more

29th May 2013

Latest inspection report on Children Detention Schools published

HIQA has published its latest inspection report on the three Children Detention Schools at Oberstown, Lusk, Co. Dublin. It found positive improvements, but some issues remain. Read more

30th May 2013

Report published on recidivism rates in Ireland

Minister Shatter has published the joint Irish Prison Service and Central Statistics Office Recidivism Study 2013 – the first of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. Read more

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