10th August 2018
The Irish Prison Service Statistics Office has published its Census of Restricted Regimes for July 2018. These reports contain information on the number of prisoners on a restricted regime, meaning that their out-of-cell time is restricted to five hours or less per day.
At the time of the July Census, 536 prisoners in total were subject to a restricted regime, an increase of 4% from 514 in April 2018. Of this, 30 prisoners were on a 22-hour restricted regime and 5 prisoners were on a 23-hour restricted regime. Of the 5 prisoners on a 23-hour restricted regime, 3 were under 25 years old.
Key statistics from the census for July 2018:
To read the census in full, visit the Irish Prison Service website.
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