Re-imagining the Role of Prison in Irish Society | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

Re-imagining the Role of Prison in Irish Society | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

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Re-imagining the Role of Prison in Irish Society | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

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    1. Mary Rogan says:

      Thank you, Hannah. We had the pleasure of hearing Professor Andrew Coyle speak about the report at a recent Irish Penal Reform Trust event. There was a lot in it from which Ireland can learn. The principles of ‘moderation’ and ‘localism’ were especially sensible. The point that the majority of those we imprison are those at the margins of society applies equally here.

      I also liked the idea of ‘justice reinvestment’ from ‘Scotland’s Choice’. We spend so much on our penal system, surely we could getter a better ‘return’ by diverting some of this money to improving social policy and community infrastructure.

      As always, these problems are complex, but the Commission on English Prisons Today made a lot of sense out of the nonsense!

      Thanks again.

      You can read Prof Coyle’s presentation as well as some from Prof Fergus McNeill and Prof Ian O’Donnell at the IPRT gathering here: http://www.iprt.ie/contents/1306.

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