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 January 2016.
The report assesses the number of cells
available in each institution and the number of those cells that are occupied
by multiple prisoners. The report further looks into the number of prisoners
who either do not have in cell sanitation or have to make use of toilet
facilities in the presence of others.
Key statistics from the report:
- There were 3,782 prisoners within the system at the time of the report;
- 2,020 prisoners (53%) were accommodated in single cells;
- 697 cells accommodated two prisoners (1,394 prisoners);
- 87 cells accommodated three prisoners (261 prisoners);
- 25 cells accommodated four or more prisoners (57 prisoners);
- 56 prisoners were required to slop out (1%);
- 1,621 prisoners were required to use the toilet facilities in the presence of another prisoner (43%);
- 2,105 had access to a private flush toilet or access to toilet facilities in private at all times.
Read the full findings of the census here