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Urgent Action Needed on Hepatitis C in Prisons, says Penal Reform Trust 9th February 2004

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has today called upon the Government to take immediate action to prevent the transmission of Hepatitis C in prisons. Read more

Privatising prison escorts defies advice from Department of Justice expert committee 9th February 2004

Lack of Evidence Supporting New Scheme shows "public policy being made on the back of an envelope" says IPRT Read more

What Next for "new" Mountjoy? 4th February 2004

Penal Reform Trust Welcomes Prison Closure but Remains Concerned about Possible Privatisation of New Institution Read more

Privatisation Plans for Loughan House and Shelton Abbey Challenged 5th January 2004

Media reports "an illustration of the Government's playing 'hide and seek'" with their true agenda, says Penal Reform Trust Read more

McDowell's Prison Privatisation Plans Condemned 5th January 2004

Announcement proof of " Government's playing 'hide and seek'" with their true agenda, says Penal Reform Trust Read more

Conference to Examine HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Prisons 8th December 2003

Irish and International Experts to speak at forum hosted by the Irish Penal Reform Trust and Merchant's Quay Ireland Read more

Letter to the Editor: Fine Gael's crime policy a failure 7th December 2003

In a letter to the Editor published in today's Sunday Times, IPRT Executive Director Rick Lines criticises Fine Gael's support of mandatory minimum sentencing. Read more

World AIDS Day 2003: Government Inaction Fuels Prison AIDS Crisis 1st December 2003

Ireland "ranks near the bottom of the EU league table in HIV prevention in prisons" says Penal Reform Trust Read more

"Where's the Evidence?"- Penal Reform Trust's Challenge to McDowell on Prison Plan 11th November 2003

Proposals show willingness "to sacrifice sensible long-term planning to the needs of short-term politicking." Read more

Letter to the Editor: Random drug tests are not the answer 2nd November 2003

In a letter to the Editor of the Sunday Times published today, IPRT Executive Director Rick Lines explains the evidence against random drug testing of prisoners. Read more

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