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.

Inspector of Prisons' Report into the death of a prisoner at Cloverhill Courthouse in Dec 2011 24th January 2013

The Minister for Justice has published the Report of the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, into the circumstances surrounding the death of a prisoner at Cloverhill Courthouse Complex in December 2011. Read more

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2011: Castlerea, Dóchas, Limerick, Loughan House, Midlands, Portlaoise, Shelton Abbey, Training Unit. 22nd October 2012

The 2011 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Castlerea, The Dóchas Centre, Limerick, Loughan House, Midlands, Portlaoise, Shelton Abbey,and the Training Unit. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Report on an Inspection of St Patrick's Institution for Young Offenders 17th October 2012

The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, has published a report on an inspection of St Patrick's Institution for Young Offenders, by the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly. Read more

Irish Prisons 2011 15th August 2012

An infographic highlighting significant figures from the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2011. Read more

Probation Service: Annual Report 2011 15th August 2012

The Probation Service Annual Report 2011 has been published. It highlights positive developments in terms of increased use of community service as an alternative to custodial sentences. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Suggested Prisoner Complaints Model for Irish Prisons 8th August 2012

The Minister for Justice & Equality today published a report by the Inspector of Prisons titled 'Suggested Prisoner Complaints Model for Irish Prisons.' Read more

Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2011 7th August 2012

The 2011 Annual Report for the Irish Prison Service was published today, and is available online. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Annual Report 2011 22nd May 2012

The Minister for Justice, Mr. Alan Shatter, has today published the Inspector of Prisons' 'Annual Report 2011'. Read more

Irish Prison Service - Three Year Strategic Plan 2012-2014 3rd May 2012

The Irish Prison Service has published its three year strategic plan, now available online along with the IPRT response. Read more

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2011: Cork, Cloverhill, Mountjoy, Wheatfield 20th April 2012

The 2011 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Cloverhill, Cork, Mountjoy, and Wheatfield. Read more

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