A Position Paper outlining the legal framework governing bail in Ireland, the rights of people detained on remand, and proposals for reform.
A Position Paper which outlines IPRT recommendations for reform of prisoner early release mechanisms.
A Position Paper developed by IPRT, Barnardos and IAYPIC (now EPIC) which raises awareness of the interconnections between child policy, penal policy and wider social policy.
An IPRT Position Paper, 'The Vicious Circle of Social Exclusion and Crime: Ireland’s Disproportionate Punishment of the Poor', focusing on the unequal approaches to criminal justice in Ireland.
A Position Paper which makes the case for an increased use of community-based sanctions in Ireland to replace the use of imprisonment, which is proven to be costly and ineffective.
A Position Paper setting out the main issues relating to the monitoring and inspection of places of detention, and the need for independent external mechanisms for review of prisoners' complaints.
A Position Paper setting out the main issues relating to planning for the future of the prison system including the size of the prison population.
A Position Paper setting out IPRT's vision for a penal system where imprisonment is used only as a last resort.
A position paper outlining IPRT's core principle that human rights must be respected within the penal system.
A Position Paper setting out IPRT's position on mandatory and presumptive sentencing.
A Position Paper setting out IPRT's position on the proposal of a Spent Convictions Bill.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.