The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is Ireland's leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for the rights of people in prison and the progressive reform of Irish penal policy.
IPRT's Vision is of a penal system that is just and humane, protects and promotes human rights, equality and social justice, and uses prison as a last resort
IPRT's mission is to work towards a progressive reform of penal policy and practice to achieve a penal system in line with our vision.
All of IPRT’s work is underpinned and informed by our Values as an organisation:
Independent - we are fearless in our voice and in our actions
Committed - holding the State to account
Fair - we are committed to tackling social injustice
Authoritative - we are guided by human rights frameworks and best international standards
Engaged - we are mindful of the importance of engaging directly with people in prison and their families
Accountable - we are committed to the highest levels of good governance and financial integrity