24th September 2003
Plans to privatise Irish prisons have come under sharp attack today by a group of Ireland's leading experts in criminology, penology, law and human rights. In an open letter to Minister Michael McDowell released this morning, the group condemns prison privatisation as "a foul notion that strikes at the very heart of the type of society we wish to build for ourselves and our children" and urges the Minister to publicly state his opposition to the plan.
22nd September 2003
Leading Figures in Criminology, Law and Human Rights Challenge the Government on Private Prisons
10th September 2003
Without "radical restructuring", new observation cells scheduled to replace the use of padded cells for holding mentally ill prisoners will continue to fail to meet human rights standards, according to...