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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.

Publication of Fourth Report of the Implementation Oversight Group 10th November 2017

The 'Fourth Report of the Implementation Oversight Group' has been published by the Department of Justice. Read more

Minister introduces Amendment to Prison Rules: “Meaningful Human Contact” 7th July 2017

On 29th June 2017, Minister for Justice and Equality, Charles Flanagan TD, introduced an amendment to Rule 27 (1) of the Prison Rules 2007 to 2017. Read more

Office of the Inspector of Prisons: ‘Deaths in Custody’ reports 2016 27th June 2017

A number of reports on investigations into deaths occurring in prison custody in 2016 have recently been published by the Office of the Inspector of Prisons. Read more

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners April 2017 1st June 2017

The figures released for April 2017 have shown an upwards trend in most sectors of the report when analysed against figures in the past year. The following figures illustrate the current and past figures for those on restricted regimes. Read more

Census Prison Population April 2017: Cell Occupancy and In-Cell Sanitation 1st June 2017

This report includes information on the numbers of usable cells in each institution, the number of cells that accommodated one, two, three and four or more prisoners, prisoners without access to in-cell sanitation and prisoner who were required to use toilet facilities in the presence of others. Read more

Probation Service Launch their Joint Strategy on Social Enterprise 2017-2019 15th May 2017

The Probation Service in conjunction with the Department of Justice and Equality and the Irish Prison Service launched their strategy on social enterprise that will engage people with convictions in sustainable employment. Read more

Probation Service: Annual Report 2016 15th May 2017

The Probation Service Annual Report for 2016 has been published. Following on from the recommendation of the Strategic Review of Penal Policy (2014), in 2016 the Probation Service introduced on a pilot basis an integrated model of Community Service. Integrated Community Service allows for up to one third of Community… Read more

Irish Prison Service releases Annual Report 2016 15th May 2017

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has released its 2016 Annual Report. The report features statistics relating to the profile of the prison population in Ireland. Read more

Inspector of Prisons Report: Healthcare in Irish Prisons 22nd February 2017

IPRT welcomes the Review of Prison Healthcare cited by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald on the publication of the report 'Healthcare in Irish Prisons' on 21st February 2017. Read more

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners January 2017 31st January 2017

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Regime Prisoners in the Irish prison system. Read more