28th March 2013
Media coverage of the 'Report on Penal Reform' published by the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality on 27th March 2013. IPRT welcomed the report, and called for Government action on all recommendations.
27th March 2013
MEDIA ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has today called on Government to adopt the ‘decarceration strategy’ recommended by the cross-party Sub-Committee on Penal Reform, which would see the prison population reduced by one-third over a ten-year period.
26th March 2013
Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter TD, has disclosed that 44 young offenders, including two 17 year old boys, are locked up 23 hours a day in St. Patrick's Institution.
19th March 2013
The Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012 is at Committee Stage this week.
4th March 2013
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, has called on Ireland to establish an independent and effective mechanism to receive complaints from those in prison, such as an ombudsperson.