Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT launched “Sometimes I’m missing the words”: The rights, needs and experiences of foreign national and minority ethnic groups in the Irish penal system online on Wednesday 27 April 2022. Read the report here.

The fifth edition of Progress in the Penal Sytem (PIPS) was launched on 7 February 2022.
Read the report for our assessment of the Irish penal system across 13 key standards over a 5-year period. 

A new report exploring how prisoners and prison staff are included in national vaccination plans globally has found that Ireland performs well in terms of our prison vaccination rate. Read our full response.

IPRT endorses the findings and recommendations of the new Mental Health Commission report on 'Access to Mental Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System'. Read our full response.

One year on from the introduction of the first COVID-19 restrictions in Irish prisons, IPRT outlines the steps that need to be taken now and into the future. Read the briefing here.

The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented national public health situation for all society, including the prison community. Resources, international perspectives, and updates from IPRT are gathered here.

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