Run, Walk or Jog for Irish Penal Reform Trust!
TEAM IPRT walked, jogged and ran for IPRT in the 2013 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon, which takes place in Dublin on Monday, 3rd June 2013!
The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon, which starts at Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 at 3pm on the June bank holiday Monday, is a fun annual event accessible to many.
This year we are delighted that Dr Mary Rogan (our Chairperson), Kate O'Hara (our employment-based PhD scholar) and Sinéad Mercier (who is currently working with the team as intern) all participated in the Mini-Marathon to raise funds for IPRT.
Thank you for your support!
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Team IPRT took part in the 2010 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon!
Dublin, 7th June 2010
Raincoats and swimsuits were perhaps of more use than runners on the day, but we were not daunted! Two members of IPRT staff – Agnieszka (our Research & Policy Officer) and Fíona (Communications & Campaigns Officer), along with interns Kate and Lynsey, and board member Mary Rogan, walked (and waded) the 10km in aid of our Prisoners Info Project.
[Photo L-R: Lynsey Black, Mary Rogan, Kate O'Hara]
What is the Prisoners Information Project?
In recent years, we have received an increasing number of queries from prisoners and their families about life in prison, the rights of prisoners, and the support available for prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families.
For this reason, in 2010 we started to plan a number of activities to make such information available, to include information for prisoners on life in prison, and their rights while in prison; information for prisoners' families on how to access advice and support; and information for ex-prisoners on issues they face after leaving prison, and the services available to them.
During 2011, working in collaboration with various stakeholders, IPRT finalised the content of the Prisoners Rights information booklet. The booklet, which forms part of the ICCL Know Your Rights series, was launched 30th March 2012 and is available here.
All funds raised through sponsorship of the IPRT Team went directly towards the production of information for prisoners and their families, and making sure that it gets to those who need it most. We are very grateful for all the support we received in 2010 to enable us to make this happen!