22nd June 2021
OPEN SURVEY: Do/have you had a family member in prison in Ireland during COVID-19? We'd like to hear from you!
14th June 2021
The Irish Prison Service confirmed to IPRT that mass vaccination commenced on a prison-wide basis on the week of 7th June and is expected to be completed in all 12 prisons within four weeks.
11th June 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT's response to the publication of the Office of the Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2020 by Minister of State at the Department of Justice. The Annual Report details a number of significant concerns about the current operation of the prison complaints system and repeats the view, similarly expressed in several previous reports, that the system is “unfit for purpose”.
7th June 2021
The High Court has ruled that mandatory minimum sentencing for those with previous convictions for serious drug trafficking is contrary to the Constitution.
4th June 2021
Here, we summarise our concerns, as communicated to stakeholders, around delays in vaccine roll-out among prisoners.
28th May 2021
Developed by WHO Health in Prisons Programme (HIPP), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Penal Reform International (PRI), this brief calls for the inclusion of people living and working in prisons in COVID-19 national vaccination plans.
22nd May 2021
Following a report in the Irish Examiner about a person formerly addicted to heroin appearing before the courts charged with possession of €4 worth of cannabis, thejournal.ie spoke to advocacy groups working in the areas of drug addiction and penal reform, including IPRT.