Irish Penal Reform Trust

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.

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.'

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2010

18th November 2011

The 2010 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Arbour Hill, Castlerea, Cloverhill, Cork, Dóchas, Limerick, Loughan House, Midlands, Mountjoy, Portlaoise, Shelton Abbey, St. Patrick's Institution, the Training Unit and Wheatfield.

Irish Youth Justice Service Annual Report 2010

25th October 2011

The third annual report of the Irish Youth Justice Service has been released and details the progress made in 2010 on the implementation of the National Youth Justice Strategy 2008-2010.

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