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 2011 15th August 2012

An infographic highlighting significant figures from the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2011. Read more

Probation Service: Annual Report 2011 15th August 2012

The Probation Service Annual Report 2011 has been published. It highlights positive developments in terms of increased use of community service as an alternative to custodial sentences. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Suggested Prisoner Complaints Model for Irish Prisons 8th August 2012

The Minister for Justice & Equality today published a report by the Inspector of Prisons titled 'Suggested Prisoner Complaints Model for Irish Prisons.' Read more

Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2011 7th August 2012

The 2011 Annual Report for the Irish Prison Service was published today, and is available online. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Annual Report 2011 22nd May 2012

The Minister for Justice, Mr. Alan Shatter, has today published the Inspector of Prisons' 'Annual Report 2011'. Read more

Irish Prison Service - Three Year Strategic Plan 2012-2014 3rd May 2012

The Irish Prison Service has published its three year strategic plan, now available online along with the IPRT response. Read more

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

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