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.

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

Report published on forensic mental health services in Ireland 4th April 2012

The Inspector of Mental Health Services has published a National Overview of Forensic Mental Health Services in Ireland in 2011, outlining current service delivery, unmet needs and how this sector might best be developed in years to come. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Report on an Inspection of Arbour Hill Prison 2nd April 2012

The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, has published a report on an inspection of Arbour Hill Prison by Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Report(s) on an Inspection of Limerick Prison 1st March 2012

The reports, published by the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, reveal that conditions in Limerick prison were consistently dirty and unhygienic over a number of visits between 2010 and 2011. Read more

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2010 18th November 2011

The 2010 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Arbour Hill, Castlerea, Cloverhill, Cork, Dóchas, Limerick, Loughan House, Midlands, Mountjoy, Portlaoise, Shelton Abbey, St. Patrick's Institution, the Training Unit and Wheatfield. Read more

Irish Youth Justice Service Annual Report 2010 25th October 2011

The third annual report of the Irish Youth Justice Service has been released and details the progress made in 2010 on the implementation of the National Youth Justice Strategy 2008-2010. Read more

Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2010 25th August 2011

The 2010 Annual Report for the Irish Prison Service was published today, and is available online. Read more

Probation Service: Annual Report 2010 28th July 2011

The Probation Service Annual Report 2010 has been published detailing the activities of the Probation Service for the year. It highlights positive developments in areas such as community service reform and the development of links with community organisations. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Annual Report 2010 30th May 2011

The Minister for Justice has published the Inspector for Prisons Annual report 2010. Read more

Guidance on physical healthcare in a prison context 30th May 2011

The Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, has published 'best practice' guidelines for the physical healthcare that should be available to prisoners in our prisons. Read more

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