Irish Penal Reform Trust

RTÉ Six One News: 'Govt urged to address prison overcrowding'

6th October 2011

06102011_Liam Herrick on Six One_UPRIreland's first hearing under the UN Universal Periodic Review took place today in Geneva. A third of the 48 Member States present recommended that Ireland urgently address prison issues including 'slopping out', overcrowding and violence.

RTÉ Six One News covered the hearing, including comment from IPRT's Liam Herrick. Play back the news item here.

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There was a lot of media interest and coverage of Ireland's UPR hearing. Here are a few clippings:

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



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