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DIT Lecture: Addressing the Ageing Crisis in Criminal Justice Healthcare 8th June 2015

Speaker: Dr. Brie Williams, University of California, San Francisco Read more

IPRT statement on deaths in prison custody 18th May 2015

The deaths of three prisoners have occurred in Irish prisons during May 2015. Read more

Progress on prison reforms welcome but Courts are still sending too many people to prison – IPRT 18th May 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has today welcomed progress by the Irish Prison Service towards addressing overcrowding in prisons, with daily prison numbers returning to 2009 levels. Read more

IPRT welcomes extension of youth diversion projects and initiatives 15th May 2015

IPRT welcomes two announcements in the area of youth justice this week by Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD. Read more

Liam Minihan Memorial Lecture: “Protecting the Human Rights of Prisoners” 14th May 2015

Professor Michael O’Flaherty, Chairperson of IPRT, will deliver the 13th Liam Minihan Memorial Lecture, which is organised by the Irish Prison Education Association (IPEA). Read more

New approach to offending by young adults aged 18-24 needed to address over-representation in prison population – IPRT 12th May 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT is calling on the Department of Justice and Equality to develop a discrete strategy for young adults aged 18–24 years who commit offences, grounded in evidence of what works to promote and support desistance from offending behaviour among this age group. Read more

IPRT welcomes commitments in Justice Strategy Statement 2015 - 2017 21st April 2015

The Dept of Justice and Equality published its Strategy Statement 2015 - 2017 on 17th April 2015. Read more

Review of Irish Prison Service: Call for submissions 9th April 2015

The Inspector of Prisons is now inviting submissions from interested parties to the 'Review of the Irish Prison Service' with a deadline of 9th April 2015. Read more

Ireland’s inaugural postgraduate criminology conference a huge success! 30th March 2015

Christian Perrin, Nottingham Trent University, receives award for his research on 'The impact of peer support roles on prisoners'. Read more

IPRT welcomes action by Ministers towards ending committal of under-18s on remand to St Patrick’s Institution 30th March 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT has today welcomed the actions taken by Ministers Frances Fitzgerald and Dr James Reilly to end the practice of committing under-18s on remand to the adult prison system. Read more

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