IPRT is delighted to have the support of an esteemed Patron, and four Advocates who champion our work in the area of prisoners’ rights and penal reform.
Our Patron and our Advocates have a strong connection with arts in prisons and a lifelong commitment to advocating for the human rights of prisoners.
Patron of IPRT:
Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland
Advocates of IPRT:
- Paula Meehan - poet (patron since May 2010)
- Peter Sheridan - author, director (patron since May 2010)
- Senator Ivana Bacik (patron since June 2010)
- John Lonergan - former Governor of Mountjoy Prison (patron since June 2010)