29th June 2012
It is a very distressing time when a family member or loved one dies in prison. Quite apart from the upset caused by any death, families and friends of prisoners sometimes feel that they don’t know where to get the information they would like to have at a time that is both sad and stressful.
Deaths in Prison Custody: Information for Families & Others Affected has been designed by IPRT to provide some information about what may happen after a person dies in prison and what the law requires in these circumstances. It also includes details of organisations you can contact if you would like further information and/or assistance in dealing with this time of grief.
How to use the booklet
This booklet aims to help you to understand what the law says about when a person dies in prison. It is a summary of some legal rules and decisions of the Courts. This booklet does not and should not replace legal advice for your own particular situation. IPRT cannot advise you on your individual situation or on the law.
Download a copy of the booklet here: Deaths in Prison Custody: Information for Families & Others Affected
The contents of the booklet include:
If you would like us to send you a free copy of the Deaths in Prison Custody: Information for Families & Others Affected booklet, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01-874 1400
This booklet has been funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is part of a project between Dr Mary Rogan of the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Irish Penal Reform Trust to raise awareness of the rights of prisoners and how those rights may be vindicated.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.