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 Recidivism Study 2013 30th May 2013

A study of recidivism among all prisoners released by the Irish Prison Service on completion of a sentence in 2007 - based on reoffending and reconviction data up to the end of 2010. Read more

Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2012 8th May 2013

The Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2012 was published today, alongside the Probation Service Annual Report 2012 and a new Joint Irish Prison Service & Probation Service Strategic Plan 2013-2015. Read more

Probation Service: Annual Report 2012 8th May 2013

The Probation Service Annual Report 2012 was published today, alongside the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2012 and a new Joint Irish Prison Service & Probation Service Strategic Plan 2013-2015. Read more

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2012: Castlerea, Cloverhill, Dóchas 7th May 2013

The 2012 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Castlerea, Cloverhill and The Dóchas Centre. Read more

Joint Oireachtas Committee Report on Penal Reform 27th March 2013

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality launched its Sub-Committee Report on Penal Reform on March 27th March 2013 Read more

Inspector of Prisons' Report into the death of a prisoner at Cloverhill Courthouse in Dec 2011 24th January 2013

The Minister for Justice has published the Report of the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, into the circumstances surrounding the death of a prisoner at Cloverhill Courthouse Complex in December 2011. Read more

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2011: Castlerea, Dóchas, Limerick, Loughan House, Midlands, Portlaoise, Shelton Abbey, Training Unit. 22nd October 2012

The 2011 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Castlerea, The Dóchas Centre, Limerick, Loughan House, Midlands, Portlaoise, Shelton Abbey,and the Training Unit. Read more

Inspector of Prisons: Report on an Inspection of St Patrick's Institution for Young Offenders 17th October 2012

The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, has published a report on an inspection of St Patrick's Institution for Young Offenders, by the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly. Read more

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

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