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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.

Census of In-Cell Sanitation and Occupancy in Irish Prisons October 2016 28th October 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly statistical analysis of prison population, cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation facts and figures for October 2016. Read more

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners October 2016 28th October 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Regime Prisoners in the Irish prison system. The result of the October 2016 survey shows that the number of prisoners on restricted regimes has increased by 22 in the overall figure compared to July 2016. Read more

First Interim Report of the Interdepartmental Group to examine issues relating to people with mental illness who come in contact with the criminal justice system 21st September 2016

The Department of Justice & Equality has published the First Interim Report of the Interdepartmental Group to examine issues relating to people with mental illness who come in contact with the criminal justice system. Read more

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners July 2016 31st July 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Prisoners in the Irish prison system. The result of the July 2016 survey shows that the number of prisoners on restricted regimes has increased by 34 in the overall figure compared to April 2016. Read more

Report on In-Cell Sanitation and Occupancy in Irish Prisons July 2016 31st July 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly statistical analysis of prison population, cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation facts and figures for July 2016. Read more

Inspector of Prisons Report on Prisoner Complaints Procedures June 2016 30th June 2016

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality published the Inspector of Prisons Report on 8 June, 2016 titled Evaluation and Analysis of the Operation of the present Irish Prison Service Prisoner Complaints Procedure. Read more

Probation Service: Annual Report 2015 27th June 2016

A report setting out the work and achievements of The Probation Service for 2015. Read more

Irish Prison Service Strategic Plan 2016-2018 26th June 2016

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has published its strategic plan for the next three years to provide a safer prison community, dignity of care, and rehabilitation to prisoners. Read more

Irish Prison Service releases Annual Report 2015 26th June 2016

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has released its 2015 Annual Report. The report features statistics relating to the profile of the prison population in Ireland. Read more

Report on In-Cell Sanitation and Occupancy in Irish Prisons April 2016 30th April 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly statistical analysis of prison population, cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation facts and figures for April 2016. Read more