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.
22nd September 2003
Leading Figures in Criminology, Law and Human Rights Challenge the Government on Private Prisons
10th September 2003
Without "radical restructuring", new observation cells scheduled to replace the use of padded cells for holding mentally ill prisoners will continue to fail to meet human rights standards, according to...
22nd August 2003
The Irish Penal Reform Trust has condemned as "completely unacceptable" reported plans by the Government to privatise prisons.
25th July 2002
HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Irish Prisons - A Call for Action is a joint report of the Irish Penal Reform Trust and Merchants Quay Ireland. Based upon the findings of Irish and international research, it outlines twenty-one recommendations towards implementing a comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in prisons.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.