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.

Guidance on Best Practice relating to Prisoners' Complaints and Prison Discipline

26th October 2010

A report by Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, on complaints and discipline procedures in Irish prisons.

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2009

22nd October 2010

The 2009 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.

The Irish Prison Population - an examination of duties and obligations owed to prisoners

22nd October 2010

A key document, presented by the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, to the Minister for Justice and Law Reform, in which he clearly sets out "the type of accommodation, the type and level of services and the regimes (including prisoner safety)" that the State is obliged to provide for prisoners.

Irish Youth Justice Service Annual Report 2009

11th August 2010

The Irish Youth Justice Service has released its annual report detailing the progress made on the implementation of the National Youth Justice Strategy throughout the course of 2009.

Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2009

6th August 2010

The Annual Report for the Prison Service 2009 was published today, and is available on-line.

Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2008

23rd October 2009

The 2008 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Arbour Hill, Castlerea, Cloverhill, Cork, Dochas, Limerick, Loughan House, Midlands, Mountjoy, Portlaoise, Shelton Abbey, St. Patrick's Institution, the Training Unit and Wheatfield.

Report on Inspection of Mountjoy Prison by the Inspector of Prisons

24th September 2009

The 'Report on an Inspection of Mountjoy Prison by the Inspector of Prisons' was published by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform on 24th Sept 2009.

Standards for the Inspection of Prisons in Ireland - Juvenile Supplement

18th September 2009

This document is a supplement to the 'Standards for the Inspection of Prisons in Ireland' which Judge Michael Reilly published on 24th July 2009.

Standards for the Inspection of Prisons in Ireland

1st September 2009

A set of standards, published by the Inspector of Prisons, against which the assessment of prison conditions in Ireland will be measured. IPRT welcomes the inclusion of international human rights standards, and the recognition that they constitute a benchmark...

Annual Report 2008 from Inspector of Prisons

15th August 2009

The Office of the Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2008 was published on 14th Aug 2009 by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

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