Irish Penal Reform Trust

The seventh report on Ireland from the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Degrading Treatment (CPT) paints a troubling picture of conditions in Irish prisons. Read IPRT's response.

IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Department of Justice on its upcoming Strategy Statement, including potential actions and relevant indicators for the years ahead. Read our submission.

IPRT has made a range of proposals in a submission to Government in response to a public consultation on the issue of spent convictions, launched by Minister for Justice Ms Helen McEntee TD. See our response 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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