Irish Penal Reform Trust

Prison Law Seminar Series: 'Prison Conditions as a Constitutional Issue'

21st July 2011

On the 21st July 2011, IPRT hosted the seventh in our Prison Law Series of practice seminars for barristers and solicitors on the issue of litigating prison conditions. 

The speakers were Michael O'Higgins SC, and Don Specter (Director) and Sara Norman (Managing Attorney) of the Prison Law Office, San Quentin CA.

  • Watch the video of the Prison Law Office presentation here 
  • Download the transcript here.
  • View selected Coleman-Plata trial materials here.
  • Michael O'Higgins SC spoke about Kinsella v. Governor of Mountjoy on RTÉ's 'Today with Pat Kenny'; listen back here.

The Prison Law Seminar Series is co-hosted by the IPRT, the Irish Criminal bar Association and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.

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