Irish Penal Reform Trust

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 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.

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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