Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT Position Papers

IPRT Position Paper 11: Bail and Remand

A Position Paper outlining the legal framework governing bail in Ireland, the rights of people detained on remand, and proposals for reform.

IPRT Position Paper 9: Reform of Remission, Temporary Release and Parole

A Position Paper which outlines IPRT recommendations for reform of prisoner early release mechanisms.

Shifting Focus: From Criminal Justice to Social Justice

A Position Paper developed by IPRT, Barnardos and IAYPIC (now EPIC) which raises awareness of the interconnections between child policy, penal policy and wider social policy.

Shifting Focus: The Vicious Circle of Social Exclusion and Crime

An IPRT Position Paper, 'The Vicious Circle of Social Exclusion and Crime: Ireland’s Disproportionate Punishment of the Poor', focusing on the unequal approaches to criminal justice in Ireland.

IPRT Position Paper 8: Community Sanctions

A Position Paper which makes the case for an increased use of community-based sanctions in Ireland to replace the use of imprisonment, which is proven to be costly and ineffective.

IPRT Position Paper 7: Complaints, Monitoring and Inspection in Prisons

A Position Paper setting out the main issues relating to the monitoring and inspection of places of detention, and the need for independent external mechanisms for review of prisoners' complaints.

IPRT Position Paper 6: Planning the Future of Irish Prisons

A Position Paper setting out the main issues relating to planning for the future of the prison system including the size of the prison population.

IPRT Position Paper 5: Penal Policy with Imprisonment as a Last Resort

A Position Paper setting out IPRT's vision for a penal system where imprisonment is used only as a last resort.

IPRT Position Paper 4: Human Rights in Prison

A position paper outlining IPRT's core principle that human rights must be respected within the penal system.

IPRT Position Paper 3: Mandatory Sentencing

A Position Paper setting out IPRT's position on mandatory and presumptive sentencing.

IPRT Position Paper 2: Spent Convictions

A Position Paper setting out IPRT's position on the proposal of a Spent Convictions Bill.

IPRT Position Paper 1: Thornton Hall

A Position Paper setting out IPRT's position on Thornton Hall.

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

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