6th August 2020
This article summarises some of the key data published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in relation to reoffending by those released from prison in 2014.
5th August 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY: New figures published by the Central Statistics Office find that 55.2% of people released from prison in 2014 reoffended within 3 years. Nearly 80% of those aged under 21 when they were committed to prison reoffended within three years of being released, and 75% of people imprisoned for public order offences reoffended within three years. Reoffending rates remain too high and this demands alternative.responses
29th July 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY: A briefing detailing the experiences of people cocooning in Irish prisons published today (29.07.2020) by the Office of the Inspector of Prisons demonstrates the need for enhanced prison oversight and the longer-term ineffectiveness of COVID-19 responses that rely on prolonged confinement in prisons.
24th July 2020
This survey aims to help the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) get a sense of how COVID-19 restrictions have impacted/are impacting families of prisoners in Ireland. The survey closes on Thursday 13th August 2020.
23rd July 2020
The Annual Report 2019 highlights the characteristis of the young people in Oberstown care in 2019, reports a marked shift away from the use of restrictive regimes, and details the programmes which continue to have a positive impact on children and young people.
17th July 2020
Highlights in this edition include: the new Government’s commitments on penal reform, recommencement of physical visits to prisons, a blog penned by IPRT, a recent webinar on torture prevention, important publications, some of the stories you might have missed in the media, and an opportunity to influence how the criminal justice system functions.
29th June 2020
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has today congratulated Minister Helen McEntee TD on her appointment as Minister for Justice. IPRT is looking forward to working with the Minister on the implementation of evidence-led justice commitments in the Programme for Government.