Irish Penal Reform Trust

New figures published by the Central Statistics Office find that 55.2% of people released from prison in 2014 reoffended within 3 years. This figure rose to nearly 80% for the youngest age group and over 75% for those imprisoned for public order offences. See our response here.

This survey aims to help IPRT get a sense of how COVID-19 restrictions have impacted/are impacting families of prisoners in Ireland. Closing date 13th August 2020. Learn 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.

We believe the Youth Justice Strategy presents an opportunity to create a vision and pathway for a world-leading youth justice system in Ireland. Read our full submission.

Justice proposals in the draft 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.

The work we do, simply put, would not be possible without the support of our members. Support our advocacy by becoming a member today.

View or download a PDF of 'Making Rights Real For People with Disabilities in Prison' launched at the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on 15th January 2020.

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Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



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