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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.

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.

TheJournal.ie: ‘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.

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