IPRT in the News

Sunday Tribune: Prison population over 5,000 1st August 2010

In the Sunday Tribune, Ali Bracken, Crime Correspondent, reports on latest figures from the Irish Prison Service (IPS) which show further increases in prisoner numbers. Read more

Irish Times: Thornton Hall project "poorly planned" 27th July 2010

A Government plan to expand the State's prison capacity without first addressing the reasons behind the rising rate of imprisonment is ill-judged, the Irish Penal Reform Trust said. Read more

Irish Times: Fresh challenge to slopping out may follow court ruling 26th July 2010

In an article in the Irish Times, IPRT's Liam Herrick discusses the possibility of future legal challenges being made against slopping out and prison conditions in Ireland. Read more

Sunday Times: Prisons set to lose case over slopping out 18th July 2010

In an article in the 'Sunday Times', Sarah Mclnerney reports on the judgement in the 'slopping out' case, and IPRT's Liam Herrick comments on the implications for future cases that might be brought. Read more

Irish Examiner: Lack of supports for vulnerable young people 16th July 2010

Jennifer Hough, in the second part of an Irish Examiner special investigation on youth justice, highlights issues of concern within the juvenile criminal justice system and the lack of early intervention services made available to young offenders. Read more

Irish Examiner: Led Astray - Lost Young Lives 15th July 2010

In a 2-day special investigation in the 'Irish Examiner', Jennifer Hough examines how to balance appropriate punishment of young offenders with victims' rights. Read more

Today FM: Housing of Sex Offenders 6th July 2010

Following the passing of a motion by Wicklow County Council to remove convicted sex offenders from the local authority housing list, Liam Herrick of IPRT joined Cllr Tom Fortune and Matt Cooper on Today FM's 'The Last Word'. Read more

Irish Times: Where the revolving door stops 5th July 2010 YouTube

A back-to-work course for former prisoners is bucking the trend of recidivism, writes Roisín Ingle in the 'Irish Times'. Trasna, a year-long back-to-work course, is designed to make former prisoners job ready... Read more

Irish Medical Times: Key to prison mental healthcare 2nd July 2010

Dara Gantly, writing in the 'Irish Medical Times', highlights the issues of locating mentally ill offenders in Irish prisons, and reports on the successes of the diversion project run by Cloverhill Prison and the Central Mental Hospital (PICLS). Read more

RTÉ Morning Ireland: New proposals for repeat offenders 29th June 2010

RTÉ's Morning Ireland sent reporter Paul Colgan to the IPRT Open Forum, Exploding Prisoner Numbers - Causes, Effects and Solutions. Read more

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