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Unannounced Full Inspection of Arbour Hill Prison

March 26th, 2024|

Dublin, 26th March 2024 The Office of the Inspectorate of Prisons (OIP) has just completed a four day unannounced general inspection of Arbour Hill Prison, Dublin. The visit concluded on 25 March 2024 with a meeting with senior management at the prison, at which the Inspectorate’s preliminary findings were shared. This is the seventh [...]

An Evaluation of the Provision of Psychiatric Care within the Irish Prison System

February 20th, 2024|

This inspection was carried out in February and March 2023, by a team including two international experts in forensic psychiatry. The provision of care was assessed in seven of the thirteen prisons in the State, and many of the Inspectorate’s recommendations refer to systemic issues arising across the prison estate. The report presents pragmatic [...]

Inspection Report Oversight Monitoring Visit During COVID-19 Pandemic Mountjoy Female Prison (Dóchas Centre) 2020

January 25th, 2024|

In line with the legislation currently governing the work of the Inspectorate of Prisons, it is the prerogative of the Minister for Justice to publish the Inspectorate’s reports. The Minister has today published a report on the Inspectorate’s April 2020 monitoring visit to the Dóchas Centre, which was submitted to the Minister in August [...]

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