Penal refomers voice concern over declining numbers in rehabilitation programme

Penal reform campaigners have voiced concern over a decline in the number of prisoners being admitted to a successful rehabilitation programme.

Published 29 April 2019

Penal reform group appoints Fíona Ní Chinnéide as executive director

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has announced the appointment of Fíona Ní Chinnéide as its new executive director.

Published 11 April 2019

Visiting committee reports spark calls for urgent action at Ireland's women's prisons

New reports revealing systemic and persistent issues at Ireland's two women's prisons - including overcrowding, staffing shortages and increasing fears of homelessness on release - have prompted calls for Government action.

Published 14 March 2019

Ireland must 'do better' for children in care who come into contact with justice system

Ireland must "do better" for the small minority of children in care who come into contact with the criminal justice system, according to new research on the link between care and justice.

Published 28 February 2019