5th October 2016
IPRT believes that the early prison release system in Ireland should be coherent, transparent and fair. To this end, the establishment of a statutory parole system, which is fully independent of political control, will help to achieve clarity in the law and support a proper balance between the protection of the public and the rights of sentenced persons to a fair and balanced system of release.
Download IPRT's short briefing on parole reform here
More Information on IPRT Proposals:
More detail on IPRT proposals for comprehensive reform of early release mechanisms is available in IPRT Position Paper 9: Reform of Remission, Temporary Release and Parole.
See also the IPRT Submission on Heads of Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2015, in which IPRT broadly welcomes the implementation of the EU Victims' Rights Directive as a positive step forward for reform of Irish law.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.