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.

Census of Cell Occupancy and In-cell Sanitation July 2018

10th August 2018

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly statistical analysis cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation for July 2018.

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.

Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2017

25th June 2018

Minister Flanagan publishes the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2017.

Probation Service Annual Report 2017

25th June 2018

Minister Flanagan has published the Probation Service Annual Report 2017.

IPS Examination of the Sentence Management of people serving Life Sentences

8th May 2018

A report examining the sentence management of life-sentenced prisoners has been published by the Irish Prison Service.

Delay in Publication of Prison Census Reports

27th April 2018

An error in the collection of data in Mountjoy Prison resulted in a delay of 3 months in the publication of census reports.

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners January & April 2018

27th April 2018

Both the January and April Censuses of restricted regimes were published today. The delay in publication of the January report is due to errors in the collection of data.

Office of the Inspector of Prisons: ‘Deaths in Custody’ reports 2017

6th April 2018

The Office of the Inspector of Prisons has published a number of reports into deaths occurring in prison custody in 2017.

Publication of the Fifth Report of the Implementation Oversight Group

16th March 2018

The Fifth Report of the Implementation Oversight Group has been published by the Department of Justice and Equality.

Findings of Mountjoy Visiting Committee Report of serious concern

17th January 2018

The Irish Penal Reform Trust notes the publication of 14 reports from the visiting committees for each of Ireland’s prisons.

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