10th May 2019
The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has published the Census of Restricted Regimes April 2019. The census contains information on the number of prisoners on a restricted regime, meaning that their out-of-cell time is restricted to five hours or less per day.
At the time of the April census, 577 prisoners in total were subject to a restricted regime, an increase of 7 prisoners since January 2019. Of this, 48 prisoners were on a 22-hour restricted regime and 3 prisoners were on a 23-hour restricted regime.
Key statistics from the census for April 2019:
To read the census in full, visit the Irish Prison Service website.
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