Irish Penal Reform Trust

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners July 2018

10th August 2018

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has published its Census of Restricted Regimes for July 2018. These reports contain 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 July Census, 536 prisoners in total were subject to a restricted regime, an increase of 4% from 514 in April 2018. Of this, 30 prisoners were on a 22-hour restricted regime and 5 prisoners were on a 23-hour restricted regime. Of the 5 prisoners on a 23-hour restricted regime, 3 were under 25 years old.

Key statistics from the census for July 2018:

  • 536 prisoners in total were subject to a restricted regime
  • 489 (12% of prison population 3,967) prisoners restricted on grounds of order (Rule 63), of which 477 were there of their own request
  • 37 prisoners restricted on grounds of order (Rule 62)
  • 0 prisoners were restricted due to discipline (Rule 67, Part 3 Prisons Act 2007)

To read the census in full, visit the Irish Prison Service website.  

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