Irish Penal Reform Trust

One year on from the introduction of the first COVID-19 restrictions in Irish prisons, IPRT outlines the steps that need to be taken now and into the future. Read the briefing here.

IPRT welcomes the planned return of in-person prison education on Monday 19th April. However, we remain concerned that prison schools are not opening at the same time as schools in the community. Read IPRT's response.

The 'Know Your Rights - Your Rights as a Prisoner' guide 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. You can read it here.

Progress in the Penal System 2020, the fourth in a series of annual reports benchmarking progress in Ireland's penal system, was launched at a virtual event on Tuesday 26 January. Read more here.

The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented national public health situation for all society, including the prison community. Resources, international perspectives, and updates from IPRT are gathered here.

Justice proposals in the Programme for Government offer a strong basis for a joined-up approach that is led by the evidence of what works to prevent and reduce crime, support victims, improve rehabilitation, and reduce inequalities. Here's what IPRT has to say.

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