Daily Prisoner Population Breakdown
Friday 24th October 2014
To view the number in custody in each of our prisons click here
11 October 2014
Speech by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality at the 12th Annual Human Rights Conference
The Minister for Justice and Equality adressed the 12 Annual Human Rights Conference on Saturday 11th October which took place in the President's Hall, Law Society of Ireland.
To read the Minister's speech click here
9 October 2014
Minister Publishes the Annual Report of the Inspector of Prison Service
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald TD, today published the 2013/2014 Annual Report of the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly. The Report outlines the work undertaken by the Inspector for the period 1st January 2013 to the date of the Report, 26th August 2014. Read more.
To access the Report click here
20th September 2014
Inaugural Criminal Justice Conference held in Wheatfield Place of Detention
The inaugural Criminal Justice Conference took place in Wheatfield Place of Detention on Saturday 20th September 2014. The conference, which was organised by the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD) was organised to coincide with the publication of the Report of the Penal Policy Review Group.
27 August 2014
New Campus Governor for Mountjoy Prison Campus Announced
In pic (l-r). Outgoing Campus Governor Edward Whelan
with newly appointed Governor Brian Murphy
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD, has announced the appointment of Brian Murphy as the new Mountjoy Prison Campus Governor. He will take up his position as Campus Governor on 1st September 2014 and will succeed Edward Whelan upon his retirement at the end of this month.
7 August 2014
Stamp Collection Launched to Honour the Irish Prison Service
Decades of dedicated service to the State is celebrated in a four stamp set issued by An Post and unveiled by the Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD. The stamps each feature a core aspect of the Prison Service: Care & Custody, Rehabilitation, Restorative Justice and Education. Read more..
To read the Minister's Speech in full click here
23 July 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 and a breakdown of cell ocupancy accross the system including access to in-cell sanitation.
To view the results of the must recent Census from the 1st July 2014 click the following links.
To access all previous Census Reports (since July 2013) click here.
16 July 2014
Cost Per Available Staffed Prison Space in 2013
The average annual cost of an available, staffed prison space during the calendar year 2013 was €65,542, a very small increase on the 2012 cost of €65,404.
Consistent with calculations in previous years, only costs under the direct control of the Irish Prison Service are included. Capital expenditure, including building and equipment assets and small works, is excluded from the calculations in the interest of facilitating comparisons between prison types and year-on-year.
To read more click here
19th June 2014
Irish charity ‘Dogs for the Disabled’ launches unique breeding programme with the Irish Prison Service and introduces its newest recruits.
This Thursday, 19th June, Irish charity ‘Dogs for the Disabled’ officially launched its unique partnership with the Irish Prison Service. Mary O’Connor, Governor of the Dóchas Centre and Patrick Corcoran, Assistant Governor at Shelton Abbey Prison, were on hand along with Dogs for the Disabled CEO, Jennifer Dowler, to introduce their newest recruits, nine Labrador puppies, from their unique breeding programme.
Prisoners at the Dochas Centre and Shelton Abbey are carefully selected to care for the puppies and their mother throughout the pregnancy and birth, and to help with their training at a later stage in their development. The programme is designed to aid with the rehabilitation of the prisoners by reinforcing the importance of responsibility, through the nurturing of the puppies and their mother.
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