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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.

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners April 2015 27th April 2015

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Prisoners in the Irish prison system. The census figures indicate a slight increase in the number of prisoners on restricted regimes. Read more

Census of Prison Population, Cell Occupancy and In-Cell Sanitation April 2015 27th April 2015

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. Read more

Probation Service Strategy 2015 - 2017 30th March 2015

The new Probation Service Strategy emphasises lasting change through offender rehabilitation Read more

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners January 2015 10th February 2015

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Prisoners in the Irish Prison system. The census figures indicate a slight increase in the number of prisoners on restricted regimes. Read more

Census of Prison Population, Cell Occupancy and In-Cell Sanitation January 2015 10th February 2015

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

Inspector of Prisons' Report on Mountjoy Prison Campus with emphasis on Separation Unit 15th September 2014

The Inspector of Prisons recently undertook a general overview of Mountjoy Campus, with particular focus on the Separation Unit. Read more

Inspector of Prisons' Omnibus Report on Deaths of Prisoners in Custody 2012-2014 12th September 2014

The Inspector of Prisons' Omnibus Report on Deaths in Prison. Read more

Parole Board Annual Report for 2013 Published 11th September 2014

The Minister for Justice has published the Annual Report for 2013 of the Parole Board. The report details the number of cases reviewed; the number of prison interviews held; the number of recommendations made to the Minister that were accepted/rejected, and more. Read more

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners July 2014 1st September 2014

The Irish Prison Services Statistics Unit recently published its quarterly Census of Restricted Prisoners in the Irish Penal system. The Census indicates a slight reduction in the number of prisoners on restricted regimes. Read more

Census of Prison Population, Cell Occupancy and In Cell Sanitation July 2014 1st September 2014

The Irish Prison Service's July Report deals with facts and figures relating to prison population, cell occupancy and cell sanitation in the Irish penal estate. Read more

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