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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.

Northern Ireland: Report finds 'detrimental' approach to care of vulnerable men at Maghaberry 29th November 2016

On 23rd November 2016, a range of inspectorial bodies published their joint report on an announced 'low impact' inspection of Maghaberrry Prison in September. The report details serious concerns regarding the treatment of vulnerable men within the prison, with a significant reference to extended periods of isolated detention as 'solitary… Read more

State Claims Agency review of assaults on prison staff 24th November 2016

The State Claims Agency has today published a major review of assaults on operational prison staff in Ireland. Read more

Publication of Strategic Review of Penal Policy Implementation Oversight Group Reports 11th November 2016

The Strategic Review of Penal Policy Implementation Oversight Group Reports have been published on on www.justice.ie Read more

CSO Study: Individuals placed on Probation Orders or Community Service Orders in 2010 and their subsequent levels of re-offending 9th November 2016

The Central Statistics Office has published a study which examines individuals who were placed on Probation Orders or Community Service Orders in the year 2010, and their subsequent levels of re-offending. Read more

CSO Study: Individuals released from Prison in 2010 and their subsequent levels of re-offending 9th November 2016

The Central Statistics Office has published a study of which examines individuals who were released from the custody of the Irish Prison Service in the year 2010, and their subsequent levels of re-offending. Read more

Report on In-Cell Sanitation and Occupancy in Irish Prisons October 2016 28th October 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly statistical analysis of prison population, cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation facts and figures for October 2016. Read more

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners October 2016 28th October 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Regime Prisoners in the Irish prison system. The result of the October 2016 survey shows that the number of prisoners on restricted regimes has increased by 22 in the overall figure compared to July 2016. Read more

First Interim Report of the Interdepartmental Group to examine issues relating to people with mental illness who come in contact with the criminal justice system 21st September 2016

The Department of Justice & Equality has published the First Interim Report of the Interdepartmental Group to examine issues relating to people with mental illness who come in contact with the criminal justice system. Read more

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners July 2016 31st July 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Prisoners in the Irish prison system. The result of the July 2016 survey shows that the number of prisoners on restricted regimes has increased by 34 in the overall figure compared to April 2016. Read more

Report on In-Cell Sanitation and Occupancy in Irish Prisons July 2016 31st July 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly statistical analysis of prison population, cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation facts and figures for July 2016. Read more