IPRT campaigns for the respect of human rights in the penal system, and for imprisonment to be used only as a last resort. We campaign across a range of priority areas and issues, here are just some that are currently under the spotlight. For an overview of former campaigns, click here.
The early prison release system in Ireland should be coherent, transparent and fair. We have long campaigned for the establishment of a statutory parole system, which is fully independent of political control.
While the connections between the experience of care and prison have long been identified, IPRT wishes to address to what extent this is the case in Ireland, why this is happening and how we can break this cycle.