29th July 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY: A briefing detailing the experiences of people cocooning in Irish prisons published today (29.07.2020) by the Office of the Inspector of Prisons demonstrates the need for enhanced prison oversight and the longer-term ineffectiveness of COVID-19 responses that rely on prolonged confinement in prisons.
24th July 2020
*This survey is closed.* This survey aims to help the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) get a sense of how COVID-19 restrictions have impacted/are impacting families of prisoners in Ireland. The survey closes on Thursday 13th August 2020.
23rd July 2020
The Annual Report 2019 highlights the characteristis of the young people in Oberstown care in 2019, reports a marked shift away from the use of restrictive regimes, and details the programmes which continue to have a positive impact on children and young people.
17th July 2020
Highlights in this edition include: the new Government’s commitments on penal reform, recommencement of physical visits to prisons, a blog penned by IPRT, a recent webinar on torture prevention, important publications, some of the stories you might have missed in the media, and an opportunity to influence how the criminal justice system functions.