Friday, 30th March, 2012
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
The rights of prisoners while they are in custody and the structures that need to be in place in order to protect these rights were the topic of an IPRT seminar, Strengthening Accountability Behind Bars, which took placeon Friday, March 30th in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle. Were were delighted to welcome Northern Ireland Prisoner Ombudsman, Pauline McCabe as keynote speaker at the event.
A new publication, Know Your Rights – Your Rights as a Prisoner, produced jointly with the ICCL, was launched at the event. The pack aims to help prisoners understand the rights they have while in prison. It is written in everyday language and is informative and easy to use. More details are available here.
A panel discussion, chaired by Gráinne McMorrow SC, followed the address. Panellists included: Mr Jimmy Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Justice and Equality;Mr Brian Murphy, Deputy Director, Operations, Irish Prison Service; Mr John Clinton, General Secretary, Prison Officers Association; and Mr Niall Walsh, board member of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.
If you would like a free copy of Know Your Rights – Your Rights as a Prisoner, simply email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
This publication and seminar are funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, as part of its Research Development Initiative. It is part of a collaborative project between Dublin Institute of Technology and the Irish Penal Reform Trust. See: http://www.irchss.ie/awrads/rdi
- Paper delivered by Northern Ireland Prisoner Ombudsman Pauline McCabe
- Powerpoint which accompanied the paper
- Northern Ireland Prisoner Ombudsman | www.niprisonerombudsman.com
- Know Your Rights | www.knowyourrights.ie
- IPRT Briefing: Complaints, Monitoring and Inspection in Prisons
- IPRT Position Paper: Complaints, Monitoring and Inspection in Prisons
- Inspector of Prisons: 'Guidance on Best Practice relating to Prisoners' Complaints and Prison Discipline'
- Irish Council for Civil Liberties | www.iccl.ie