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September 2016 Archives (News & Press Releases)

19th September 2016

Round Up: Oberstown Review

A round-up of IPRT statements and comments in the media on the announcement of a review of Oberstown Children Detention Campus by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone. Read more

29th September 2016

Report launch: “In here, time stands still”

On Friday 30th Sept 2016, the eve of the UN International Day of Older Persons, IPRT launched a new research report on the rights, needs and experiences of older people in prison in Ireland. Read more

"In here, time stands still": Rights, Needs and Experiences of Older People in Prison

This IPRT research report examines the rights, needs and experiences of older people in prison in Ireland, with a number of detailed recommendations. Read more

30th September 2016

IPRT calls for national debate on appropriateness of prison for older people with serious health needs

Serious practical and ethical challenges surround the detention of older people in prison, and there is an urgent need for a wider debate about the appropriateness of detaining old and seriously ill people in a prison environment, particularly those living with dementia or other terminal illnesses. Read more

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