29th March 2023
This Strategic Plan 2023-2026 builds on IPRT’s work since our establishment in 1994, and on earlier strategic plans.
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.
25th February 2021
This booklet aims to help prisoners understand the rights they have while in prison. It is written in everyday language and is informative and easy to use.
26th January 2021
The fourth edition of Progress in the Penal System necessarily took a different approach than in previous years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
15th January 2020
This report examines the rights and experiences of people with disabilities in Irish prisons. Through an international literature review, legislative analysis, stakeholder interviews, and interviews with prisoners and prison staff, it aims to shed light on a previously under-explored area.
28th November 2019
The third in a series of annual reports providing a comprehensive report on human rights and best practice in Ireland’s penal system.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.