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Prison Reports

Reports on Irish prisons are gathered in this section, along with prison standards and other relevant reports.

Inspection reports of the Children Detention Schools, which are carried out by HIQA, are available in the youth justice section.

For reports on Irish prisons carried out by international monitoring bodies (CPT, UN CAT, etc.) please see Human Rights reports.

Report of the Investigation into the Death of Gary Douch 1st May 2014

The following report details an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Mr Douch while in custody in Mountjoy Prison. Read more

NACDA release study on drug use and access to drug treatment/support services within Irish prisons. 10th April 2014

Today the NACSA released a study on the prevalence of drug use within Irish prisons. The study aimed to determine the need for drug treatment and harm reduction services in Irish prisons by estimating the prevalence of drug use, including intravenous drug use and blood-borne viruses, amongst the prisoner population. Read more

Irish Prison Services Annual Report 2013 6th March 2014

The Irish Prison Service Annual Report was published today by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter. Read more

Irish Probation Services: Annual Report 2013 6th March 2014

The Irish Probation Services published it's Annual Report of 2013 today. Read more

The Joint Probation Service & Irish Prison Service Strategy: "An Effective Response to Women who Offend" 6th March 2014

The Irish Prison Service and the Probation Service published their joint strategy on female offenders today. Read more

Visiting Committee Annual Report 2013 for Limerick Prison published 5th March 2014

Minister Shatter published the Visiting Committee Annual Report 2013 for Limerick Prison today. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Deaths in Custody reports 2012 18th December 2013

The Department of Justice and Equality has published 12 reports by the Inspector of Prisons reports on deaths in custody. Read more

IPS Quarterly census on restricted regime prisoners, cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation 31st October 2013

The Irish Prison Service has published its second quarterly census of the use of restricted regimes. In addition the IPS has published a census of cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Annual Report 2012 3rd July 2013

The 2012 annual report of the Inspector of Prisons has been published. It documents both positive developments and ongoing concerns in the Irish prison system. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: An Assessment of the Irish Prison System 3rd July 2013

A report by the Inspector of Prisons assessing where the Irish Prison System stands at the moment; it highlights serious concerns and strides that have been made to date to remedy them. Read more

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