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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.

Probation Service: Annual Report 2015 27th June 2016

A report setting out the work and achievements of The Probation Service for 2015. Read more

Irish Prison Service Strategic Plan 2016-2018 26th June 2016

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has published its strategic plan for the next three years to provide a safer prison community, dignity of care, and rehabilitation to prisoners. Read more

Irish Prison Service releases Annual Report 2015 26th June 2016

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has released its 2015 Annual Report. The report features statistics relating to the profile of the prison population in Ireland. Read more

CSO Study: Individuals placed on Probation Orders or Community Service Orders in 2009 and their subsequent levels of re-offending 14th December 2015

The Central Statistics Office has published a study which examines individuals who were placed on Probation Orders or Community Service Orders in the year 2009, and their subsequent levels of re-offending. Read more

CSO Study: Individuals released from Prison in 2009 and their subsequent levels of re-offending 14th December 2015

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 2009, and their subsequent levels of re-offending. Read more

Culture and Organisation in the Irish Prison Service - A Road Map for the Future. 6th November 2015

The Office of the Inspector of Prisons review of the Irish Prison Service is a broad review of the culture and organisation of the Irish Prison Service. Read more

Recent Deaths in Prison reports by the Inspector of Prisons 13th October 2015

The Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly has raised a number of concerns in his recently published Deaths in Prison reports. The reports, which examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths of individual prisoners, are at times seriously critical of the Irish Prison Service in relation to the level of careā€¦ Read more

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2014 27th May 2015

The Annual Reports for 2014 of eleven Prison Visiting Committees have been published. Read more

Probation Service Annual Report for 2014 18th May 2015

The Probation Service has published their Annual Report for 2014. Read more

Joint Irish Prison Service & Probation Service Strategic Plan 2015-2017 18th May 2015

The Irish Prison Service and Probation Service have published their joint strategic plan for the years 2015 to 2017. Read more