Thursday August 13, 2020

Lenihan’s first task is to modernise our prisons

Our new Minister for Justice must address the task of building a more humane penal system, writes Paul O’Mahony.

28th July, 2007

Our new Minister for Justice must address the task of building a more humane penal system, writes Paul O’Mahony.

Last Wednesday, Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan and the redoubtable social reformer Fr Peter McVerry, who was a member of the Whitaker Committee, launched an important book entitled The Whitaker Committee Report 20 Years On: Lessons Learned Or Lessons Forgotten? This has just been published by the Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Kathleen...

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