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The Cost of Incarceration in Ireland in 2001

14th October 2003

Total cost of running the Irish Prisons Service:           

£209,462,000 (€266,016,740)

Total wage bill for the Irish Prison Service:                      

£146,527,000  (€186,089,290)

How much of this total wage bill was overtime?           

£43,561,000  (€55,322,470)

Cost of incarcerating a person for 1 year: 

£62,217  (€79,015)

Total cost of educational service for prisoners:           

£910,000   (€1,177,700)

Total cost of medical services for prisoners:                   

£2,604,000   (€3,307,080)

Total cost of the Probation and Welfare Service:           

£22,634,000   (€28,745,180)

Total capital expenditure programmes:             

£26,026,000   (€33,053,020)

Total maintenance cost (excl. wages):  

£7,199,000    (€9,142,730)