Irish Penal Reform Trust

Roundup: Reactions to IPRT Reform Proposals on Remission, TR and Parole

24th October 2012

On Mon 22nd Oct 2012, IPRT launched a new Position Paper detailing recommendations for reform of prisoner early release mechanisms in Ireland.

IPRT developed these proposals as part of a package of reforms to tackle chronic prison overcrowding in Ireland. These reforms also aim to bring Ireland in line with its obligations under the ECHR.

IPRT believes that a more transparent and structured system of release for prisoners will incentivise meaningful engagement with services and regimes inside prison, and support more successful reintegration of prisoners back into the community.

The paper can be downloaded here.

The press release is available here.


IPRT's proposals certainly sparked some much needed debate around prisons, prisoners and how and when they should be released! The proposals caught the attention of many media outlets, including the Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Sun, Irish Dail Star, and Metroherald, along with the other print media detailed below.

Radio coverage included RTÉ Drivetime, Midlands Radio, Clare FM, LMFM, Spin South West, as well as news bulletins across the local radio network.

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



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