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.

Guidance on Best Practice relating to Prisoners' Complaints and Prison Discipline 26th October 2010

A report by Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, on complaints and discipline procedures in Irish prisons. Read more

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2009 22nd October 2010

The 2009 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

The Irish Prison Population - an examination of duties and obligations owed to prisoners 22nd October 2010 PDF documents

A key document, presented by the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, to the Minister for Justice and Law Reform, in which he clearly sets out "the type of accommodation, the type and level of services and the regimes (including prisoner safety)" that the State is obliged to provide for… Read more

Irish Youth Justice Service Annual Report 2009 11th August 2010 PDF documents

The Irish Youth Justice Service has released its annual report detailing the progress made on the implementation of the National Youth Justice Strategy throughout the course of 2009. Read more

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

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