May 2015 Archives (News & Press Releases)

12th May 2015

New approach to offending by young adults aged 18-24 needed to address over-representation in prison population – IPRT

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT is calling on the Department of Justice and Equality to develop a discrete strategy for young adults aged 18–24 years who commit offences, grounded in evidence of what works to promote and support desistance from offending behaviour among this age group. Read more

14th May 2015

Liam Minihan Memorial Lecture: “Protecting the Human Rights of Prisoners”

Professor Michael O’Flaherty, Chairperson of IPRT, will deliver the 13th Liam Minihan Memorial Lecture, which is organised by the Irish Prison Education Association (IPEA). Read more

15th May 2015

IPRT welcomes extension of youth diversion projects and initiatives

IPRT welcomes two announcements in the area of youth justice this week by Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD. Read more

18th May 2015

IPRT statement on deaths in prison custody

The deaths of three prisoners have occurred in Irish prisons during May 2015. Read more

Progress on prison reforms welcome but Courts are still sending too many people to prison – IPRT

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has today welcomed progress by the Irish Prison Service towards addressing overcrowding in prisons, with daily prison numbers returning to 2009 levels. Read more

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