June 2013 Archives (News & Press Releases)

6th June 2013

Roundup: Reactions to further delays in report regarding the killing of Gary Douch

A roundup of media reactions and discussions following further delays in the publication of the report into the killing of Gary Douch in prison custody Read more

10th June 2013

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2012: Cork, Limerick, Arbour Hill, Midlands, Shelton Abbey

The 2012 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Cork, Limerick, Arbour Hill, Midlands and Shelton Abbey have been published. Read more

11th June 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT calls on Government to act on Law Reform Commission recommendations around mandatory sentencing repeal and Parole Board reform

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) strongly welcomes the Law Reform Commission’s recommendations to Government that most presumptive and mandatory minimum sentencing regimes should be repealed, and that such sentencing regimes should not be extended to other offences. Read more

12th June 2013

Breaking the Record - Moving On?

It was a packed house for the IPRT information seminar on Spent Convictions and Garda Vetting, which took place on Tues 12th June, 2013 in Pearse St Library, Dublin 2. Read more

Plans to expand capacity and for double occupancy at new Cork Prison regrettable and regressive - IPRT

MEDIA ADVISORY: While plans to address with urgency the chronic inhumane conditions at Cork Prison are welcome, IPRT has today expressed serious concerns at the decision by Government to increase capacity at the new prison, with plans for double occupancy of cells from the outset. Read more

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