26th May 2023
IPRT measured the penal system against international human rights standards and best practice, covering areas such as prison conditions, regimes, accountability, and reintegration.
Due to IPRT’s previous efforts to place a more in-depth focus on a smaller number of standards during the pandemic years, many of the standards assessed in PIPS 2022 have not been assessed in PIPS since 2019, with some not assessed since 2020. In 2022, the report reviews 28 of the 35 standards that have become synonymous with PIPS.
Of the 28 standards assessed:
Contributors at the launch event included: His Honour Judge Paul Kelly, President of the District Court; Caron McCaffrey, Director General of the Irish Prison Service; Mark Wilson, Director of the Probation Service; Paul Grace, Team Leader at the Solas Project, John O’Callaghan, Deputy Secretary (Criminal Justice), Department of Justice; Mark Kelly, Chief Inspector, Office of the Inspector of Prisons.
Pamela Drumgoole, IPRT Policy and Research Coordinator, author of the report, introduced the report findings. The launch was chaired by IPRT Board Member and Chair of the PIPS Advisory Group, Dr Cormac Behan, TU Dublin and closed by IPRT Board Chair, Seamus Taylor.
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The PIPS project is made possible through the continued support of our donor-advised family fund and the Community Foundation Ireland.