Reintegration of Prisioners in Ireland seminar 2010
The ACJRD held the seminar Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland presented by Agnieszka Martynowicz on Tuesday July 13th 2010.
Agnieszka presented a summary of “It’s like stepping on a landmine” – Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland to an audience of ACJRD members. The presentation was well received and followed by an interesting discussion with inputs from various government agencies, legal praticioners, academics and community groups.
Agnieszka Martynowicz's Presentation
Agnieszka is the research and policy officer for the Irish Penal Reform Trust and co-author of the recently released report: “It’s like stepping on a landmine” – Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland, she is also a member of the ACJRD reintegration working group.
“It’s like stepping on a landmine…” - Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland was released 24th May 2010. This report from IPRT assesses the current provision of reintegration services and support for prisoners before and after their release from prison, identifies key systemic failures, and makes 14 clear recommendations for necessary improvements.
Statistical analysis indicates that, at present, 60% of those with prison experience will return to prison at some point. With a prison population that has risen by 65% in the last 12 years – and is set to reach 5,000 by the end of 2010 - the successful reintegration of prisoners is even more crucial than ever.
"It's like stepping on a landmine" Report