Irish Penal Reform Trust

We welcome the publication of the General Scheme of the Inspection of Places of Detention Bill by the Minister for Justice. The legislation is intended to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT). Read our intial thoughts.

IPRT has welcomed the appointment of Mark Kelly as the new Inspector of Prisons and has called on him to prioritise the frequency of prison inspections when he takes up his new role. Read our full response.

IPRT launched “Sometimes I’m missing the words”: The rights, needs and experiences of foreign national and minority ethnic groups in the Irish penal system online on Wednesday 27 April 2022. Read the report here.

The fifth edition of Progress in the Penal Sytem (PIPS) was launched on 7 February 2022.
Read the report for our assessment of the Irish penal system across 13 key standards over a 5-year period. 

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.

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.

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