8th December 2003
Irish and International Experts to speak at forum hosted by the Irish Penal Reform Trust and Merchant's Quay Ireland
1st December 2003
Ireland "ranks near the bottom of the EU league table in HIV prevention in prisons" says Penal Reform Trust
2nd November 2003
In a letter to the Editor of the Sunday Times published today, IPRT Executive Director Rick Lines explains the evidence against random drug testing of prisoners.
15th October 2003
Human rights group expresses continued concern over implementation of French-style "semi-private" prisons in Ireland
24th September 2003
Plans to privatise Irish prisons have come under sharp attack today by a group of Ireland's leading experts in criminology, penology, law and human rights. In an open letter to Minister Michael McDowell released this morning, the group condemns prison privatisation as "a foul notion that strikes at the very heart of the type of society we wish to build for ourselves and our children" and urges the Minister to publicly state his opposition to the plan.