Irish Penal Reform Trust

Your Rights as a Prisoner | AUDIO

Know Your Rights - Yours Rights as a Prisoner aims to help prisoners understand the rights they have while in prison. It is in everyday language and is informative and easy to use. The text version can be read here.

CDs are available on request from the IPRT office - telephone 01 8741400. Alternatively, listen below.




1. Contents and Key Words:

KYR Part 1


2. General Information:

KYR Part 2


3. Life in Prison

KYR Part 3a

  • Going to Prison
  • The Committal Process

KYR Part 3b

  • Physical Conditions
  • Prison Food
  • Cigarettes, Alcohol and Drugs
  • Education, Training and Services

KYR Part 3c

  • Letters, Phone Calls and Visits


4. Life in Prison:

KYR Part 4a

  • Voting
  • Healthcare

KYR Part 4b

  • Safety
  • Transfer, Temporary Release

KYR Part 4c

  • Remission and Parole
  • Preparing for Release


5. Different Types of Prisoners:

KYR Part 5

  • Remand Prisoners
  • Immigration Detainees
  • Female Prisoners
  • Children and young People


6. Prison Discipline:

KYR Part 6


7. Complaints:

KYR Part 7


8. Access to the Courts: 

KYR Part 8


9. Contacts: 

KYR Part 9a

  • Asylum Seekers and refugees
  • Children and Young People
  • Criminal Justice
  • Embassies
  • Government

KYR Part 9b

  • Health Matters
  • Legal Matters
  • Immigration
  • People with a Disability
  • Media

KYR Part 9c

  • Prisons
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Other


The audio recording was produced by NCBI MCS Dublin.

This publication and audio version were funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, as part of its Research Development Initiative.

Know Your Rights - Your Rights as a Prisoner was produced jointly with the ICCL. It is the fourth pack in the Know Your Rights series.

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



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