24th May 2010
This report from IPRT assesses the current provision of reintegration services and support for prisoners before and after their release from prison, identifies key systemic failures, and makes 14 clear recommendations for necessary improvements.
Statistical analysis indicates that, at present, 60% of those with prison experience will return to prison at some point. With a prison population that has risen by 65% in the last 12 years – and is set to reach 5,000 by the end of 2010 - the successful reintegration of prisoners is even more crucial than ever.
Download the report here.
“It’s like stepping on a landmine…” - Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland received financial support from the Community Foundation for Ireland and the St Stephens Green Trust.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.