IPRT warmly welcomed the publication of the Irish Prison Chaplains report for 2008. As in previous years the report provides an authoritative and hard-hitting assessment of the serious problems facing the prison system.
Among the serious issues highlighted in this year's report, the report points to the deepening overcrowding crisis and the growing problem of inter-prisoner violence. The report also brings forward constructive suggestions for reform of the penal system and highlights examples of good practice that can be built on.
The full report can be viewed here.