7th April 2004
Michael McDowell's massive prison expansion plans will make Ireland one of the top jailers in the European Union, according to the Irish Penal Reform Trust. It will also increase annual prison spending by as much as €100 million per year.
6th April 2004
The Irish Penal Reform Trust has today criticised Minister Michael McDowell's plans for massive prison expansion and the introduction on mandatory minimum sentencing, calling these initiatives "recycled U.S. policy failures of 20 years ago".
23rd February 2004
80 groups/experts from more than 20 countries endorse "Dublin Declaration on HIV/AIDS in Prisons in Europe and Central Asia"
9th February 2004
The Irish Penal Reform Trust has today called upon the Government to take immediate action to prevent the transmission of Hepatitis C in prisons.
4th February 2004
Penal Reform Trust Welcomes Prison Closure but Remains Concerned about Possible Privatisation of New Institution
5th January 2004
Announcement proof of " Government's playing 'hide and seek'" with their true agenda, says Penal Reform Trust