8th February 2024
Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) launched a new scoping study exploring the attitudes of employers in Ireland to hiring people with criminal convictions. The report presents the findings of interviews with employers and people with convictions, survey data, and a participatory symposium.
26th May 2023
'Progress in the Penal System: A framework for penal reform (2022)' is the sixth in a series of annual reports benchmarking progress in Ireland's penal system.
2nd March 2023
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) launched a new study on maternal imprisonment in Ireland. The report examines the numbers and experiences of mothers imprisoned in Ireland, and of their children and makes 29 recommendations.
25th October 2022
The Irish Penal Reform Trust launched an independently commissioned scoping study on access to rights for people detained in secure forensic mental health facilities in Ireland on Tuesday 25 October 2022. Access to Rights for People Detained in Secure Forensic Mental Health Facilities in Ireland was supported by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) under the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2021-2022
27th April 2022
Very little information exists on the needs and lived experiences of minority ethnic and foreign national prisoners in prisons and on probation in Ireland. This report aimed to bridge that gap and consider these needs and experiences within the context of relevant policy and law.
7th February 2022
Progress in the Penal System 2021 (or 'PIPS 2021'), the fifth in a series of annual reports benchmarking progress in Ireland's penal system.
15th July 2021
Piecing It Together: Supporting Children and Families with a Family Member in Prison in Ireland assesses progress on a series of recommendations made by IPRT in "Picking up the Pieces" in 2012.