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# Irish Penal Reform Trust

Last year
'Regress': Ireland's two women’s prisons 'consistently the most overcrowded', report finds
Irish Penal Reform Trust express 'grave concern' as bed capacity reaches 100% across prison estate
All time
Opinion: Children with parents in prison are silently serving sentences of their own this Christmas
Saoirse Brady
Prison service facing 'unprecedented challenge' as it manages three Covid-19 outbreaks
A conviction for €4 worth of cannabis 'just defies logic', say campaigners
Covid-19 exposes 'unsafe' failures in prison service – report
51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year
Prison visits to resume across two phases
'They don’t even have the capacity to keep everyone in single cells': Concerns over potential Covid-19 spread in prisons
More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds
Calls for 'nuance' after judge suggests reform of the law around jailing elderly people
Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons
Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection
Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families
'It doesn't make sense to isolate people further': Is prison the best solution to crime in Ireland?
'People we recruit from prison are on average more loyal, more honest and stay with us for longer'
'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'
'They think you are a poof and they prey on you'
'From scumbag to student': The power of prison education
Prison body wants a dedicated strategy for Travellers leaving prisons
Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers
Committee calls on government to reduce prisoner numbers by one-third
Report asks for more supports for children with parents in prison
Call for reforms to ensure "fair and transparent" early release of prisoners
Dramatic 45 per cent increase in numbers sent to prison
Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'
Every prisoner death to come under independent investigation
Ombudsman welcomes decision to end detention of children in St Patrick’s
Funding secured to end detention of children in adult prison
Inspector's report finds Limerick Prison 'has made progress'
Guess how many people have been jailed for not paying fines this year?
Column: Long jail terms don’t work in tackling crime – no matter what ‘common sense’ says
Liam Herrick
Government urged to address 'sub-standard' prison conditions
Deep concern expressed by UN at levels of overcrowding in Irish prisons