Irish Penal Reform Trust

Read the latest newsletter from Irish Penal Reform Trust. Highlights in this edition include events on working with convictionssentencing alternatives to prison, and justice across the island; raising the issues of overcrowding and prison expansion; information on how to take press complaints, voting in prison and more.

IPRT and NIACRO held our most recent All-Island Fund event The Criminal Justice System North and South – Current Challenges and Opportunities for Change' on Thursday 14 March 2024.

IPRT report launched: "The Secondary Punishment”: A Scoping Study on Employer Attitudes to Hiring People with Criminal ConvictionsRead the report.

The work we do, simply put, would not be possible without the support of our members. Support our advocacy by becoming a member today.

Action for Children and Families of Prisoners Network is a network led by IPRT focused on acting as a unified voice to bring about positive sustained change for children and families affected by imprisonment in Ireland. Read more about our work for children and families of people in prison.

IPRT reported on our activities and achievements during 2022–2023 at our recent AGM. Read about our work in our Annual Review 2022-2023 here.

Read about the event launch of IPRT report Progress in the Penal System (PIPS) 2022: A framework for penal reform on Friday 26 May 2023. Read about the event and the report here.

IPRT published our latest report ‘Maternal Imprisonment in Ireland: A Scoping Study’ Thursday 2 March 2023.

Read about the event and see the full report here.

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