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Round-up: CPT Report 2020

25th November 2020

A summary of IPRT's presence in the media following our response to the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Degrading Treatment (CPT) seventh report on Ireland.

IPRT featured in radio piece shortlisted for Headline Award

16th November 2020

A student exploration of mental illness and disability in the prison system in Ireland, featuring IPRT, has been shortlisted for the Headline Student Journalist Award 2020.

In the news: IPRT submission on spent convictions

9th November 2020

A summary of IPRT's presence in the media following our submission to the Department of Justice on the open consultation on spent convictions policy.

In the news: IPRT response to briefing on cocooning prisoners

30th July 2020

A summary of IPRT's presence in the media following the publication of a briefing on the journals of people cocooning in Irish prisons. The project was a collaboration between this Office of the Inspector of Prisons and Maynooth University Department of Law.

In the news: IPRT response to plans to recommence physical prison visits

24th June 2020

A summary of IPRT's presence in the media following the announcement of plans to gradually recommence physical visits to prisons in Ireland.

Round-up: Disability in Prison Report Launch 2020

16th January 2020

IPRT launched 'Making Rights Real for People with Disabilities in Prison' on 15th January 2020 in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

Round-up: Developing Youth Justice 2019

27th November 2019

The Irish Penal Reform Trust, in association with the Irish Criminal Bar Association, hosted a youth justice seminar on the 21st November 2019 in the Distillery Building, Church Street, Dublin 7.

Round-up: Progress in the Penal System 2019

8th November 2019

The Irish Penal Reform Trust launched their third instalment of Progress in the Penal System: A framework for penal reform (2019) on 25th October 2019 in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

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.

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