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IPRT in the News

Round-up: CSO Statistics on Recidivism Rates

27th September 2019

Statistics released on 24th September 2019 by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicate that almost half of prisoners released from custody in 2011 and 2012 were reconvicted with three years. The recidivism...

Round Up: Parole in the media

11th June 2019

Read about IPRT’s recent media engagements on the reform of the parole process.

The Irish Times: ‘Prisoner numbers in highly successful rehabilitation scheme cut by half’

29th April 2019

The Irish Times reported on the drop in numbers being admitted to the Community Return Programme, with comment from IPRT’s Fíona Ní Chinnéide. ‘Almost all women in Irish prisons are there for committing petty crime’

23rd April 2019

IPRT comment and research was featured in an in-depth focus on the challenges faced by female prisoners in Ireland.

'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics: Prison Populations 2018

2nd April 2019

The Council of Europe has published 'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics: Prison Populations 2018 report.

Round Up: IPRT 'Care and Justice' Report Launch

26th February 2019

On Tues 26 February IPRT published 'Care and Justice', authored by Dr Nicola Carr and Dr Paula Mayock.

Cancellation of ‘super-prison’ plans welcomed by IPRT

16th January 2019

IPRT has welcomed the cancelling of 'super-prison' plans for Thornton hall, stating that the news demonstrates positive progress in Irish penal policy over the last 10 years.

The Irish Times: Hundreds forced to sleep on prison floors each month

5th December 2018

The Irish Times reports on numbers being forced to sleep on prison floors due to overcrowding.

Newstalk: Minister launches preliminary investigation into allegations of covert surveillance

23rd November 2018

IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone speaks to Newstalk Breakfast, responding to the Minister for Justice and Equality launching an investigation into serious allegations of alleged covert surveillance of prisons and prisoner transport.

Law Seminar: Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT

12th November 2018

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association co-hosted a seminar on 'Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT' on Monday 12th November 2018 in the Ormond Meeting Rooms.

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