Supporting prisoners & their families
Welfare and healthcare in prison and their human rights
The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) is the sister organisation in Ireland of our outreach project for Irish prisoners and their families in England and Wales. Irish people are the 2nd largest ethnic minority in the prison system today, that’s over 1000 people, almost half of whom are Travellers.
We help them and their families with a range of concerns through our advocacy service such as with their healthcare in prison, human rights and or their welfare. We also support people with repatriation and offer our friendship so that they don’t feel alone regardless of their conviction. Although we don’t offer legal advice, we have built a network of people and organisations over the years that can help and we offer plenty of useful resources.