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ICPO: Responding to the needs of Irish prisoners overseas and their families

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Responding to the needs of Irish prisoners overseas and their familes

The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) is a charitable organisation established by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in 1985, which works on behalf of Irish prisoners overseas to provide information and support to these prisoners and their families.

Irish prisoners overseas face significant difficulties, including discrimination, language barriers and dealing with an unfamiliar legal system. Some prisoners experience extreme hardship, with limited access to basic necessities such as food and water.

The ICPO works for all Irish prisoners wherever they are. We do not make any distinction in terms of religious faith, the nature of the conviction or of a prisoner’s status.

The ICPO has produced a flier outlining their objectives and the services that they offer. To download a copy of the flier here.

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