IPRT campaigns for the respect of human rights in the penal system, and for imprisonment to be used only as a last resort. We campaign across a range of priority areas and issues, here are just some that are currently under the spotlight. For an overview of former campaigns, click here.
The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented national public health situation for all society, including the prison community.
IPRT works towards the recognition and support of the rights and needs of children and families affected by imprisonment through research, advocacy, and awareness-raising activities.
Mental illness in the context of prison must be viewed as a health issue requiring an effective and prompt health intervention, including diversion to appropriate treatment services outside prison.
IPRT is campaigning to create awareness of the current provisions of the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 and to push for more robust and extensive legislation.