Self-harm incidents in Irish prisons are declining but there are worrying increases in rates of self-harm among women and people on remand, new figures show.
Published 14 April 2021
Prison schools are set to reopen next week under the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in prisons.
Published 12 April 2021
A new government taskforce has been established to look at the mental health and addiction needs of prisoners both during and after their detention.
Published 6 April 2021
Members of the House of Commons Justice Committee are “shocked and appalled” by the treatment of children at a privately run detention centre in Northamptonshire, they said in a report published today.
Published 29 March 2021
The £108 million redevelopment of Magilligan Prison has been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic but progress has still been made, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said.
Published 5 March 2021
Irish prison law expert Dr Mary Rogan has been appointed as president of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (IPPF).
Published 3 March 2021
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has called for a further investigation into a Facebook group for prison officers which allegedly includes racist and anti-Traveller material.
Published 1 March 2021
An online seminar on the Prison Rules is set to restart the Irish Penal Reform Trust's (IPRT) prison law seminar series for 2021.
Published 22 February 2021
A long-delayed review into the care of vulnerable people in Northern Ireland's prisons is reportedly on track to be completed this summer.
Published 1 February 2021
The positive changes rapidly made in Ireland's prison service during the Covid-19 pandemic are at risk of being reversed, the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has warned.
Published 26 January 2021
Plans to allow Ireland to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) by 2023 form part of the prison inspectorate's first-ever strategic plan.
Published 13 January 2021
A small number of virtual prison visits will take place on Christmas Day this year, the Northern Ireland Prison Service has announced.
Published 24 December 2020
Physical visits to Irish prisons will be suspended from midnight tomorrow under the latest Covid-19 restrictions.
Published 23 December 2020
The Court of Appeal has rejected a man’s argument that he was imprisoned for 24 hours longer than permitted.
Published 15 December 2020
No prisoners will benefit from temporary release for Christmas this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Justice Minister Naomi Long has announced.
Published 11 December 2020