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September 2014 Archives (News & Press Releases)

5th September 2014

RTÉ: Women on the Inside YouTube

A new two-part documentary series, filmed behind the walls of Ireland's women prisons, depicts life inside - tune in on Mon 8th Sept and Mon 15th Sept. Read more

10th September 2014

Parole decision-making should be removed from political control – IPRT

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT), Ireland’s leading penal reform campaign organisation, has today called on the Minister for Justice and Equality, Mrs Frances Fitzgerald TD, to establish an independent Parole Board on a statutory basis, and remove decision-making around the release of life-sentenced prisoners from political control. Read more

12th September 2014

Two-tier prison system demands immediate action by Minister for Justice on accountability – IPRT

On the publication of two reports by the Inspector of Prisons today, IPRT has called on Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD for immediate action on Government commitments to strengthen accountability in prisons, and to introduce an effective, fully independent prisoner complaints mechanism such as a Prisoner… Read more

17th September 2014

IPRT welcomes Penal Policy Review Report as a “blueprint” for a fairer and more effective penal system

ADVISORY: Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has today warmly welcomed the publication of the final report of the Strategic Review on Penal Policy as a blueprint for a fairer and more effective penal system. Read more