29th June 2012
This is part of a series of papers, one of which examines accountability structures and the law regulating Irish prisons; the other explores practical matters surrounding the taking of prison law cases.
30th March 2012
This booklet aims to help prisoners understand the rights they have while in prison. It is written in everyday language and is informative and easy to use.
23rd September 2010
A report by Candy Murphy, commissioned by IPRT, Barnardos and IAYPIC, outlining the evidence in favour of shifting resources from the criminal justice system to a system which ensures social justice.
24th May 2010
This report from IPRT assesses the current provision of reintegration services and support for prisoners before and after their release from prison, identifies key systemic failures, and makes 14 clear recommendations for necessary improvements.
14th April 2010
The current White Paper on crime: description of the process and IPRT submissions.
25th July 2007
A review of the findings of the 1985 Whitaker Committee Report in light of present-day debates on criminal justice and prisons in Ireland.
5th April 2007
A TNS/MRBI poll commissioned by the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) which interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults during January 2007 in order to gauge public opinion on a range of issues related to the prison system.
15th June 2006
Alternatives to Custody in Ireland is a report by Dr. Mairead Seymour, commissioned by Business in the Community Ireland and produced in partnership with IPRT.
30th November 2005
A research report by Mark Kelly of Human Rights Consultants for the Irish Refugee Council, Irish Penal Reform Trust and Immigrant Council of Ireland.
24th August 2005
An evidence-based critique of the Prison Inspector's call to introduce private prisons in Ireland. (2005)
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.