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Irish Examiner: 'Inmate deaths lead to call for culture change'

7th August 2018

The Irish Examiner has reported on concerns highlighted by two previous prison inspectors around the accuracy of records being kept by prison officers.

The Irish Times: Sharp increase in Irish prison population

6th August 2018

The Irish Times has published an article and an editorial detailing the sharp increase in Ireland’s prison population in 2018, following years of decline and stability.

Newstalk: Time for change? Women and mothers in the Irish prison system

13th July 2018

Newstalk's Simon Tierney reports from the Dóchas Centre on the issues facing women and mothers in prison in Ireland.

‘Unacceptable’ conditions for mentally ill prisoners

11th July 2018

IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone speaks to Irish Legal News in response to an Irish Times article reporting on conditions for mentally ill prisoners.

Electronic Monitoring of Sex Offenders Post-Release

8th June 2018

The Government has approved draft legislation, which would provide for the electronic tagging of sex offenders after they have been released from prison.

Report on Penal Reform and Sentencing

10th May 2018

Many of the issues raised by IPRT during our hearing before the Committee are included in the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on Penal Reform and Sentencing.

Immigration Detention: Nasc Report Reveals Flaws in Ireland's Immigration System

13th March 2018

Nasc has launched a new report on Tuesday 13th March 2018, ahead of plans for a new immigration detention centre in Dublin Airport.

Round Up: Abolishing Solitary Confinement in Ireland

3rd February 2018

This event took place on Friday 2 February 2018 from 11am in the Hilton Kilmainham.

Submission to the Joint Committee on Education and Skills on 'Education Inequality and Disadvantage'

1st February 2018

IPRT made a submission to the Joint Committee on Education and Skills, before appearing before the Committee on 6 February 2018.

Round Up: Progress in the Penal System

17th October 2017

The launch of our 'PIPS' report took place on 24 October 2017 at 10:30am in IHREC, Green St.

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.

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