IPRT to launch report on LGBT prisoners

IPRT to launch report on LGBT prisoners

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) will launch a report on the rights, needs and experiences of LGBT people in prison in Ireland tomorrow.

The 46-page report will be revealed at an event in Wood Quay Venue, Dublin tomorrow morning.

Based on research commissioned by the IPRT and conducted by Dr Nicola Carr, Dr Siobhán McAlister and Dr Tanya Serisier of Queen’s University Belfast, it explores a range of issues related to LGBT people in prison.

They include the policy and practice context in Ireland, policy relating to transgender prisoners, and the consequences of heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia.

The research comprised a desk-based literature review, interviews with stakeholders, prisoners and ex-prisoners, and a focus group in prison.

The three academics will speak at the event alongside Brian Sheehan, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, and Broden Giambrone, chief executive of the Transgender Equality Network Ireland.

Registration for the event is possible through the IPRT website or by contacting Marie Therese at mtpower@iprt.ie or on 01 8741400.

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