Irish Penal Reform Trust

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In this section you can find IPRT newsletters and articles from 2003-2005. For IPRT e-bulletins from 2004 to present, please click here.

Penal Reform News

7th January 2005

Issue number 22 - Winter 2004/05

Youth Justice in England and Wales: Making the Best of a Bad Job

21st January 2004

Rob Allen, Director of Rethinking Crime and Punishment in London and a member of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

Why the Juvenile Justice System Fails Young People

21st January 2004

In almost thirty years of working with homeless young people, Fr Peter McVerry, SJ believes that the problem is now worse than ever before.

Children's rights in the justice system

21st January 2004

Dr Ursula Kilkelly is a law lecturer at University College Cork where she teaches human rights and youth justice and contributes to the Criminal Justice (Clinical) Masters programme.

Promoting the rights of children in custody

21st January 2004

Dr Linda Moore is investigations and research worker at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. She is the co-author of In Our Care: Promoting the Rights of Children in Custody, a report on the findings of the Commission's investigation into the human rights of children in custody in Northern Ireland.

Penal Reform News

21st January 2004

Issue Number 18 • Winter 2004

The Role of the Media in Juvenile Justice

21st January 2004

Paul O'Mahony, Ph.D is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Head of the School of Occupational Therapy in Trinity College, Dublin. He was a founding member of the IPRT and a member of the National Crime Forum and is editor of Criminal Justice in Ireland (2002) and author of Crime and Punishment in Ireland (1993), Criminal Chaos: Seven Crises in Irish Criminal Justice (1996), Mountjoy Prisoners: A Sociological and Criminological Profile (1997) and Prison Policy in Ireland: Criminal Justice versus Social Justice (2000).

IPRT Welcomes Inspector of Prisons Report

14th October 2003

In July, the First Annual Report of the Inspector of Prisons and Places of Detention was published. In addition, the Inspector also released individual reports on the conditions at Mountjoy/Dóchas, Cloverhill, Limerick and Portlaoise Prisons.

"Private" Prisons Inspector?

14th October 2003

On page 50 of the First Annual Inspector of Prisons Report is a small section on the issue of private prisons - a piece that managed to slip through without garnering any media attention.

Prison Privatisation Plans Condemned

14th October 2003

Leading Figures in Criminology, Law and Human Rights Challenge the Government on Private Prisons

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

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