The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has set out its strategic plan for the next three years, with a strong focus on improvements to transparency and governance.
Published 20 September 2019
Life sentence prisoners in Ireland serve an average of 17-and-a-half years in custody, according to the latest figures from the Parole Board.
Published 12 September 2019
Northern Ireland's criminal justice agencies will today meet with the head of the NI Prison Service following a news report on the number of post-custody deaths in the past five years.
Published 10 September 2019
Professor Phil Scraton calls for independent inquiry into mental health services in Northern Ireland prisons
Prisons expert Professor Phil Scraton has called for an independent inquiry into mental health services in Northern Ireland prisons after an internal review was postponed again.
Published 3 September 2019
A majority of Irish employers would be willing to hire an ex-offender if they were provided with support to do so, according to new research by SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority.
Published 2 September 2019
Criminology lecturer Dr Ian Marder and postgraduate student AnnMarie Maher of Maynooth University Department of Law consider the needs of children of imprisoned parents.
Published 27 August 2019
A prison has installed a stairlift for elderly inmates amid an increase in requests for walking frames, thermal underwear and wedge pillows, The Times reports.
Published 21 August 2019
A female prison officer with 25 years' service with the Irish Prison Service has been awarded €20,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission after it was found that she had been discriminated against on the grounds of gender.
Published 14 August 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled plans to "overhaul the criminal justice system" in England and Wales by reviewing sentencing policy, investing £2.5 billion in the construction of new prisons, and strengthening police stop-and-search powers.
Published 12 August 2019
The High Court will hear a judicial review over conditions at Portlaoise Prison next month.
Published 9 August 2019
A show garden created by prisoners in Maghaberry Prison has won a National Trust Gold Award.
Published 2 August 2019
New figures revealing that the number of women prisoners in Northern Ireland has reached a five-year high have sparked calls for the establishment of a dedicated women's prison.
Published 24 July 2019
Republicans in Maghaberry Prison have launched a legal challenge for access to the prison library.
Published 24 July 2019
The Inspector of Prisons, Patricia Gilheaney, has warned that regular prison inspections are not taking place because of inadequate resources.
Published 19 June 2019
More prisoners in England and Wales will have the opportunity to access employment and training following an expansion of the release on temporary license (ROTL) scheme.
Published 28 May 2019