2nd August 2019
Gillian McNaull of Queen's University Belfast writes on the issue of women in prison, and the growing numbers of one of the most vulnerable populations.
23rd July 2019
The Irish Times reports on an increase in the number of assaults on prison staff. Minister Charlie Flanagan calls for greater measures to address the issue of mental health in prison.
11th July 2019
The Parole Bill 2016, when signed and enacted, will place the Parole Board on an independent statutory footing, with the power to make final decisions on the release of eligible prisoners.
2nd July 2019
IPRT, in collaboration with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy (NUIG), has launched a short-term research project on the situation of prisoners with disabilities in Ireland. Read this guest post from the researchers for more info.
24th June 2019
While positive reforms have been made in penal policy in recent years, an over-reliance on prison sentences within the judicial system means our prisons are becoming increasingly overcrowded.