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 Restricted Regime Prisoners April 2016

30th April 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Regime Prisoners in the Irish prison system. The result of the April 2016 survey shows that the number of prisoners on restricted regimes has increased by 29 in the overall figure compared to January 2016.

Report on In-Cell Sanitation and Occupancy in Irish Prisons April 2016

30th April 2016

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 April 2016.

Report on In-Cell Sanitation and Occupancy in Irish Prisons January 2016

31st January 2016

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 2016.

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners January 2016

31st January 2016

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Regime Prisoners in the Irish prison system. The result of the April 2016 survey shows that the number of prisoners on restricted regimes has increased by 3 in the overall figure compared to January 2016.

CSO Study: Individuals released from Prison in 2009 and their subsequent levels of re-offending

14th December 2015

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 2009, and their subsequent levels of re-offending.

CSO Study: Individuals placed on Probation Orders or Community Service Orders in 2009 and their subsequent levels of re-offending

14th December 2015

The Central Statistics Office has published a study which examines individuals who were placed on Probation Orders or Community Service Orders in the year 2009, and their subsequent levels of re-offending.

Culture and Organisation in the Irish Prison Service - A Road Map for the Future.

6th November 2015

The Office of the Inspector of Prisons review of the Irish Prison Service is a broad review of the culture and organisation of the Irish Prison Service.

Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners October 2015

31st October 2015

The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has recently published its quarterly census of Restricted Regime Prisoners in the Irish prison system. The result of the October 2015 survey shows that the number of prisoners on restricted regimes decreased by 10 in the overall figure compared to July 2015.

Report on In-Cell Sanitation and Occupancy in Irish Prisons October 2015

31st October 2015

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 October 2015.

Recent Deaths in Custody reports by the Inspector of Prisons

13th October 2015

The Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly has raised a number of concerns in his recently published Deaths in Custody reports. The reports, which examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths of individual prisoners, are at times seriously critical of the Irish Prison Service in relation to the level of care received by deceased prisoners. In some cases, the Inspector has commented that the “the Irish Prison Service failed in its duty of care to the deceased”

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