17th October 2017
This report is the first in a series of three annual reports providing a comprehensive report on human rights and best practice in Ireland’s penal system. IPRT has developed 35 standards against which the prevailing situation in Ireland’s penal system will be independently tracked, monitored and assessed on an annual basis.
The report covers wide-ranging areas of penal policy including prison conditions, regimes, and access to education and services. IPRT sought input from experts (both national and international) on the different issues and areas covered in the report.
Download the report here.
Download the executive summary here.
The launch was chaired by Aislinn O'Donnell, Professor of Education at Maynooth University. Speakers and panellists (in order of speaking) included:
More photos of the event are available here.
This 3-year flagship project is kindly supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.