Daily Prisoner Population Breakdown
Friday 7th March 2014
To view the number in custody in each of our prisons click here
6th March 2014
Minister Shatter publishes the Joint Probation Service - Irish Prison Service Women’s Strategy 2014 – 2016 and the Irish Prison Service and Probation Service Annual Reports 2013.
To access the documents click the following links
5th February 2014
Census of Prisoner Population Including Restricted Regimes and Cell Occupancy,
The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has commenced the collation of a Census of the Prison Population which includes an examination of the prisoners who exist on a restricted regime, meaning their out of cell time is restricted to 5 hours or less per day. To view the results of the must recent Census from the 14th January 2014 click the following links.
16 January 2014
Minister Signs €35 millionContract for the Construction of the New Cork Prison
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, has today, Thursday 16th January 2014, signed a €35 million contract with PJ Hegarty and Sons for the construction of a new prison in Cork. Construction of the new prison will commence on Monday 20th January 2014 and will take approximately 18 months to complete. When commissioned the new facility will be ready of occupation before the end of 2015. Read More.
To read the Ministers speech in full click here
17 December 2013
Minister Shatter welcomes Central Statistics Office (CSO) Irish Prison Service Recidivism Study for 2008 Releases
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, today welcomed the publication of the second Central Statistics Office Irish Prison Service Recidivism Study.
This study reports on recidivism among 5,489 offenders released by the Irish Prison Service on completion of a sentence in 2008, based on reoffending and reconviction data up to the end of 2011. This follow the previous CSO Report on the 2007 cohort published in May 2013.
The study focuses on recidivism where the new offence does not necessarily lead to a period of imprisonment and gives a clearer picture of the offending behaviour of ex-prisoners. Read More......
To read the full CSO Recidivism Report click here..
16 December 2013
Publication of the Inspector of Prisons Reports into Deaths in Custody and Temporary Release in 2012
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter TD, today published the reports of the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, into the deaths of twelve prisoners in 2012 who were either in custody or on temporary release from prison at the time of their deaths.
In 9 out of the 12 reports published, the Inspector of Prisons states no issues of concern. In 3 of the reports, the Inspector has made a number of findings mainly in relation to appropriate management and governance structures, appropriate record keeping, CCTV coverage, the influx of drugs into prisons, practices for alerting the emergency services and scene preservation. Read more.....