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.
31st December 2004
This report contains the annual recommendations of the Arbour Visiting Committee.
30th May 2004
The second annual report of the Parole Board relates to the Board’s activities during 2003. The Parole Board was established by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to review the cases of prisoners with longer term sentences and to provide advice in relation to the administration of those sentences.
30th April 2004
The 9th Annual Report on the progress of prisons and administrations in their compliance with the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (Amendment) Act, 1997.
12th September 2003
This report of the Arbour Hill Visiting Committee draws attention to the commendable areas of medical services, while highlighting the necessary enlargement of the sex offender programmes available in Arbour Hill.
30th June 2003
A report on literacy in Irish Prisons commissioned by the Irish Prison Service, published June 2003.
31st December 2002
The Irish Prison Service Annual Report for 2001.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.