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The Irish Examiner: Lack of Facilities Delays Releases 30th November 2016

Long-term inmates are being kept in prison despite being eligible for parole because there are no facilities on the outside to support them. Read more

Round Up: Figures released by the CSO on recividism from 2010 cohort 11th November 2016

Read IPRT's comments in the media on data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on recividism of prisoners released in 2010 and individuals who were placed on Probation Orders or Community Service Orders in the year 2010. Read more Read more

The Irish Examiner: Limit prison to only most serious offences 10th November 2016

There have been calls for the Government to take a fresh look at the effectiveness of sending people to prison after a new report showed almost half of prison inmates had re-offended within three years. Read more

The Irish Times: No Holding Cells for Prisoners Attending Children’s Court 31st October 2016

Prisoners who attend the Dublin District Child Care Court are being held in prison vans while waiting for their cases because there are no holding cells at the court. Read more

Round Up: Data Released on Solitary Confinement in Irish Prisons 24th October 2016

Read IPRT's latest comments in the media on data released on prolonged Solitary Confinement in Irish Prisons. Read more

Round Up: Older People in Prison Report Launch 3rd October 2016

A round up of IPRT's latest statements and press releases in light of the launch of our latest report, 'In Here Time Stands Still: The Rights, Needs and Experiences of Older People in Prison'. Read more

Round Up: Oberstown Review 19th September 2016

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

The Irish Times: Life Sentences and Parole Reform 6th September 2016

Read IPRT's latest comments in the media on sentencing for murder along with new information concerning the parole process. Read more

Round Up: Oberstown Industrial Dispute 31st August 2016

A round-up of IPRT's statements and comments in the media on the ongoing Oberstown industrial dispute, including Monday's incident in which a member of the emergency staff was injured and a number of residents escaped confinement. Read more

Parole Bill 2016 21st June 2016

The Parole Board is to be given statutory footing in a new Private Member's Bill brought before the Dáil this month. Read more

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