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June 2016 Archives (News & Press Releases)

1st June 2016

IPRT welcomes report by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice into the needs of young adults (18-24) in prison

IPRT welcomes the report launched yesterday (31st May 2016) by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice calling for reform of the treatment of young adults in the criminal justice system. Read more

9th June 2016

Inspector of Prisons' review of prisoner complaints system

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, has published the Inspector of Prisons' report on a 'Review, Evaluation and Analysis of the Operation of the present Irish Prison Service Prisoner Complaints Procedure'. Read more

23rd June 2016

Monitoring infectious diseases in prison as part of a whole-system review of prison healthcare

ADVISORY: Monitoring the prevalence of infectious diseases (HIV, HCV and TB) in prison is an issue of concern to prison staff and prisoners alike, and must be included in regular prison health monitoring and inspection mechanisms. Read more

24th June 2016

Tánaiste publishes Prison Visiting Committee Reports for 2015

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, today published the reports of the 14 Prison Visiting Committees. Read more

27th June 2016

Whole of Government approach needed to address gap between human rights commitments and prison realities – IPRT

ADVISORY: Commitments to safer communities can only be met by a ‘whole of Government’ approach to offending and reoffending, along with improved public accountability through regular publication of criminal justice data and prison inspection reports. Read more

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