Irish Penal Reform Trust

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.

Whilst finding the prison well run and with much to commend, including the high standards maintained within the physical environment, the Inspector raises concerns around overcrowding and also the care of elderly prisoners.

The report also details that, since its introduction in January 2009, 105 prisoners have participated in the 'Building Better Lives' (BBL) programme for sex offenders; 71 offenders have completed the programme, and there are currently 24 prisoners participating at various stages.

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