IPRT launched a new report on monitoring mechanisms in places where children are detained on 11th December 2014. This forms part of an EC-funded project, Children's Rights Behind Bars.
IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone spoke to RTÉ 'Drivetime' about the ongoing detention of children at St Patrick's Institution' (item begins at 57 mins) and why the ethos of the children detention school system is more appropriate for under-18s than the adult prison system.
Read the report here:
- RTÉ 'Drivetime' 'Irish Penal Reform Trust highlight the detention of children at St Patrick's Institution' (item begins at 17.27, or 57 mins into the programme)
- Irish Examiner: ‘Cultural problems at detention centres’ (12 Dec 2014)
- Irish Independent: 'Health watchdog under pressure over detention units for children' (12 Dec 2014)
- The Journal.ie: 'Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.’ (19 Dec 2014)