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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.

Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2009 6th August 2010

The Annual Report for the Prison Service 2009 was published today, and is available on-line. Read more

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2008 23rd October 2009

The 2008 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Arbour Hill, Castlerea, Cloverhill, Cork, Dochas, Limerick, Loughan House, Midlands, Mountjoy, Portlaoise, Shelton Abbey, St. Patrick's Institution, the Training Unit and Wheatfield. Read more

Report on Inspection of Mountjoy Prison by the Inspector of Prisons 24th September 2009

The 'Report on an Inspection of Mountjoy Prison by the Inspector of Prisons' was published by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform on 24th Sept 2009. Read more

Standards for the Inspection of Prisons in Ireland - Juvenile Supplement 18th September 2009 PDF documents

This document is a supplement to the 'Standards for the Inspection of Prisons in Ireland' which Judge Michael Reilly published on 24th July 2009. Read more

Standards for the Inspection of Prisons in Ireland 1st September 2009

A set of standards, published by the Inspector of Prisons, against which the assessment of prison conditions in Ireland will be measured. IPRT welcomes the inclusion of international human rights standards, and the recognition that they constitute a benchmark... Read more

Annual Report 2008 from Inspector of Prisons 15th August 2009

The Office of the Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2008 was published on 14th Aug 2009 by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. Read more

Annual Report of Prison Service for 2008 14th August 2009

The Irish Prison Service Annual Report for 2008 was published today, and is available online. The report shows further dramatic increases in the numbers being committed to prison. Read more

Annual Report of Prison Service for 2007 19th December 2008

The Irish Prison Service today published its annual report for 2007. The report is available online and outlines a number of trends in the prison population, including the increasing number of non-Irish nationals in the prison system and the growing proportion of prisoners serving long sentences. Read more

Irish Prisons Chaplains: Annual Report 2007-08 11th December 2008

IPRT warmly welcomed the publication of the Irish Prison Chaplains report for 2008. As in previous years, the report provides an authoritative and hard-hitting assessment of the serious problems facing the prison system. Read more

First Interim Report from Inspector of Prisons 28th October 2008

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) warmly welcomed the publication of the first Interim Report of Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly. Read more