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“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

White Paper on Crime 14th April 2010 Word documents

The current White Paper on crime: description of the process and IPRT submissions. Read more

Whitaker Committee Report 20 Years On

The Whitaker Committee Report 20 Years On: Lessons Learned or Lessons Forgotten? 25th July 2007 PDF documents

A review of the findings of the 1985 Whitaker Committee Report in light of present-day debates on criminal justice and prisons in Ireland. Read more

IPRT Public Opinion Poll on Attitudes towards Prison 5th April 2007 PDF documents

A TNS/MRBI poll commissioned by the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) which interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults during January 2007 in order to gauge public opinion on a range of issues related to the prison system. Read more

Alternatives to Custody in Ireland Report 15th June 2006 PDF documents

Alternatives to Custody in Ireland is a report by Dr. Mairead Seymour, commissioned by Business in the Community Ireland and produced in partnership with IPRT. Read more

Immigration-related detention in Ireland 30th November 2005 PDF documents

A research report by Mark Kelly of Human Rights Consultants for the Irish Refugee Council, Irish Penal Reform Trust and Immigrant Council of Ireland. Read more

Inspecting Private Prisons 24th August 2005 Word documents

An evidence-based critique of the Prison Inspector's call to introduce private prisons in Ireland. (2005) Read more

Sentencing in the District Courts, 2003 7th January 2005 PDF documents

In June 2003, the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) undertook a research study on patterns of sentencing in the Dublin District Court. Read more

Irish Penal Reform Trust Annual Report 2003-04 22nd April 2004

The IPRT's 2003-04 Annual Report was published at our Annual General Meeting on April 22, 2004. Read more

The Dublin Declaration on HIV/AIDS in Prisons 23rd February 2004 PDF documents

This Declaration from 2004 provides a framework for mounting an effective response to HIV/AIDS in the prisons of Europe and Central Asia. The Principles and Articles are based upon recognised international best practice, scientific evidence, and the fundamental human rights of people in prison and the obligations of States to… Read more