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.

Probation Service: Annual Report 2016

15th May 2017

The Probation Service Annual Report for 2016 has been published. Following on from the recommendation of the Strategic Review of Penal Policy (2014), in 2016 the Probation Service introduced on a pilot basis an integrated model of Community Service. Integrated Community Service allows for up to one third of Community Service Order hours to be used to facilitate a participant's attendance at programmes and support services.

Inspector of Prisons Report: Healthcare in Irish Prisons

22nd February 2017

IPRT welcomes the Review of Prison Healthcare cited by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald on the publication of the report 'Healthcare in Irish Prisons' on 21st February 2017.

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners January 2017

31st January 2017

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Regime Prisoners in the Irish prison system.

Census of In-Cell Sanitation and Occupancy in Irish Prisons January 2017

31st January 2017

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly statistical analysis of prison population, cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation facts and figures for January 2017.

Review of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services for Adult Offenders in Prison and in the Community

20th December 2016

The Probation and Prison Services have published an independent review of the drug and alcohol treatment services available to offenders. The review was done by Anne Clarke and Anne Eustace and published on 20th December 2016.

Northern Ireland: Report finds 'detrimental' approach to care of vulnerable men at Maghaberry

29th November 2016

On 23rd November 2016, a range of inspectorial bodies published their joint report on an announced 'low impact' inspection of Maghaberrry Prison in September. The report details serious concerns regarding the treatment of vulnerable men within the prison, with a significant reference to extended periods of isolated detention as 'solitary confinement'.

State Claims Agency review of assaults on prison staff

24th November 2016

The State Claims Agency has today published a major review of assaults on operational prison staff in Ireland.

Publication of Strategic Review of Penal Policy Implementation Oversight Group Reports

11th November 2016

The Strategic Review of Penal Policy Implementation Oversight Group Reports have been published on www.justice.ie

CSO Study: Individuals released from Prison in 2010 and their subsequent levels of re-offending

9th November 2016

The Central Statistics Office has published a study of which examines individuals who were released from the custody of the Irish Prison Service in the year 2010, and their subsequent levels of re-offending.

CSO Study: Individuals placed on Probation Orders or Community Service Orders in 2010 and their subsequent levels of re-offending

9th November 2016

The Central Statistics Office has published a study which examines individuals who were placed on Probation Orders or Community Service Orders in the year 2010, and their subsequent levels of re-offending.

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