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Children's Rights Behind Bars: Report 11th December 2014

Children’s Rights Behind Bars is a collaboration between 16 European and International organisations. Its goal is to increase the respect of human rights of children deprived of liberty and improve the implementation of international juvenile justice standards to protect the rights and needs of incarcerated children. Read more

Travellers in the Irish Prison System: A qualitative study 19th May 2014

Travellers in the Irish Prison System: A qualitative study is a 76-page qualitative research report, which includes interviews with 10 former prisoners Read more

"Picking Up the Pieces": The Rights and Needs of Children and Families Affected by Imprisonment 19th November 2012 PDF documents

This IPRT research report details the rights, needs and experiences of families and children of prisoners. It follows extensive consultations with children, families, support services and relevant agencies. Read more

Deaths in Prison Custody: Information for Families & Others Affected 29th June 2012

A booklet designed to provide some information about what may happen after a person dies in prison and what the law requires in these circumstances. It also includes details of organisations who can provide further information and/or assistance in dealing with this time of grief. Read more

IPRT Prison Law Paper: Accountability Structures and The Law Regulating Irish Prisons 29th June 2012

This paper examines the aspects of the law regarding how decisions are made in prisons and the requirements for accountability for deaths and other serious incidents in custody. Read more

IPRT Prison Law Paper: Taking Prison Law Cases - a Practical Approach 29th June 2012

This paper seeks to address some practical aspects of taking prison law cases such as the causes of action available, matters relating to evidence, the possible role of interested agencies, and the effect of the release or transfer of a prisoner on a claim. Read more

IPRT Prison Law Paper: Prison conditions under Irish law and the European Convention on Human Rights 29th June 2012

This is part of a series of papers, one of which examines accountability structures and the law regulating Irish prisons; the other explores practical matters surrounding the taking of prison law cases. Read more

Your Rights as a Prisoner | BOOKLET 30th March 2012

This booklet 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. Read more

From Justice to Welfare: The Case for Investment in Prevention and Early Intervention 23rd September 2010

A report by Candy Murphy, commissioned by IPRT, Barnardos and IAYPIC, outlining the evidence in favour of shifting resources from the criminal justice system to a system which ensures social justice. Read more

“It’s like stepping on a landmine…” - Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland 24th May 2010

This report from IPRT assesses the current provision of reintegration services and support for prisoners before and after their release from prison, identifies key systemic failures, and makes 14 clear recommendations for necessary improvements. Read more

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