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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 Prisons Chaplains: Annual Report 2006-07 27th November 2007

The Irish Penal Reform Trust welcomed the publication of the Annual Report of the Irish Prison Chaplains. Read more

Inspector of Prisons and Places of Detention Report 2004-2005 30th April 2006 PDF documents

This eye opening report highlights the poor conditions and services of Irish prisons as well the need for adequate representation for prisoner complaints. Read more

Arbour Hill Visiting Committee Annual Report December 2005 31st December 2005 PDF documents

This 2005 report of the Arbour Hill Visiting Committee is almost a repeat of the previous year's report. Read more

Parole Board Annual Report 2004 30th March 2005 PDF documents

This report highlights again the same events as in its 2003 report. The Parole Board goes on to disapprove of the psychiatric and sex offender programmes, noting that attendance and formation were poor. Read more

2nd Annual Report of the Inspector of Prisons and Places of Detention 2003-2004 31st December 2004 PDF documents

This document offers another uncomfortable annual report from the Inspector of Prisons to the Minister. Read more

Arbour Hill Visiting Committee Annual Report, 2004. 31st December 2004 PDF documents

This report contains the annual recommendations of the Arbour Visiting Committee. Read more

Parole Board Annual Report 2003 30th May 2004 PDF documents

The second annual report of the Parole Board relates to the Board’s activities during 2003. The Parole Board was established by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to review the cases of prisoners with longer term sentences and to provide advice in relation to the administration of those… Read more

Report on the Operation of the Transfer of Sentences Persons Acts (1995 and 1997) 30th April 2004 PDF documents

The 9th Annual Report on the progress of prisons and administrations in their compliance with the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (Amendment) Act, 1997. Read more

Arbour Hill Visiting Committee Annual Report 2002 12th September 2003 PDF documents

This report of the Arbour Hill Visiting Committee draws attention to the commendable areas of medical services, while highlighting the necessary enlargement of the sex offender programmes available in Arbour Hill. Read more

The Prison Adult Literacy Survey 30th June 2003 PDF documents

A report on literacy in Irish Prisons commissioned by the Irish Prison Service, published June 2003. Read more