21st March 2011
The Criminal Justice (Community Service)(Amendment)(No. 2) Bill 2011 is tabled for consideration by the Dáil on Thurs, 24th March. IPRT has previously welcomed this new legislation which brings our vision of a penal system where imprisonment is used only as a last resort closer to reality.
14th March 2011
The Irish Human Rights Commission has published its submission to the 'Twelfth Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Ireland'. Human rights issues affecting prisons and prisoners receive particular mention.
7th March 2011
Ireland’s leading penal reform campaign organisation has today welcomed the significant proposals for reform in the areas of sentencing and prison policy included in the Programme for Government, 'Government for National Recovery 2011 - 2016'.