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Irish Times: Where the revolving door stops

5th July 2010

A back-to-work course for former prisoners is bucking the trend of recidivism, writes Roisín Ingle in the 'Irish Times'. Trasna, a year-long back-to-work course, is designed to make former prisoners job ready...

Irish Medical Times: Key to prison mental healthcare

2nd July 2010

Dara Gantly, writing in the 'Irish Medical Times', highlights the issues of locating mentally ill offenders in Irish prisons, and reports on the successes of the diversion project run by Cloverhill Prison and the Central Mental Hospital (PICLS).

RTÉ Morning Ireland: New proposals for repeat offenders

29th June 2010

RTÉ's Morning Ireland sent reporter Paul Colgan to the IPRT Open Forum, Exploding Prisoner Numbers - Causes, Effects and Solutions.

Irish Examiner: Garda body warns justice system is failing society

28th June 2010

Garda representatives have accused the justice system of 'breaking down' as the strain on prisons increases.

4FM: Emotive question of sentencing sex offenders

23rd June 2010

Executive Director Liam Herrick joins Pat Rabbitte for a discussion on the sentencing of sex offenders.

Today FM: Balancing the right to privacy with public safety

23rd June 2010

Liam Herrick joins Irish Daily Star editor Ger Colleran for a discussion of released sex offenders.

Medical Independent: Lights out on prison healthcare

10th June 2010

"With a rapidly-growing prison population, dwindling resources and dangerous, stressful conditions, doctors working in our prisons are firefighting in terms of inmate healthcare," writes Ailbhe Jordan.

Irish Examiner: Prison drug use to be studied

2nd June 2010

A study on drug use in prison and the possible need for needle exchanges in jails will begin this autumn.

Irish Examiner: Calls for better services to stop convicts reoffending

26th May 2010

The launch of IPRT's Report on Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland covered in the Irish Examiner.

TV3 MidWeek: Conditions in Mountjoy Prison

26th May 2010

Colette Fitzpatrick talks to John Lonergan, Paul Mckay and Liam Herrick about the conditions in Mountjoy Prison.

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