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#Inspector of Prisons

# inspector-of-prisons - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Prison watchdog: Cork inmates afraid to talk to inspectors for fear of reprisal by authorities
# Cork Prison
# Cork Prison

Prison watchdog: Cork inmates afraid to talk to inspectors for fear of reprisal by authorities

Dec 21st 2021, 4:35 PM 12,675 Views 20 Comments

The report recorded claims by one inmate that a Black prisoner had been referred to by a prison officer as “a raisin in a bowl of rice”.

# inspector-of-prisons - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:21 PM 36,154 Views 70 Comments

Freshly released reports also found that prisoners are not being provided with sufficient meaningful human contact.

# inspector-of-prisons - Monday 16 December, 2019

Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated'
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated'

Dec 16th 2019, 4:06 PM 43,904 Views 43 Comments

The details of the incident are contained in the Office of Inspector of Prisons 2018 annual report.

# inspector-of-prisons - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died

Sep 19th 2017, 3:59 PM 24,032 Views 25 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons has said the people who failed in their duties in the man’s care should be held to account.

# inspector-of-prisons - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly

Nov 26th 2016, 4:08 PM 17,128 Views 6 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons died earlier today.

# inspector-of-prisons - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Some officers 'turning a blind eye' to growth of criminal gangs in prisons
# Gang Culture
# Gang Culture

Some officers 'turning a blind eye' to growth of criminal gangs in prisons

Nov 3rd 2015, 6:59 PM 15,053 Views 58 Comments

The Irish Prison Service is being blamed for the growth of criminal gangs in Irish jails.

# inspector-of-prisons - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Prisoner took his own life nine days after being moved to Cork Prison as a punishment
# Suicide
# Suicide

Prisoner took his own life nine days after being moved to Cork Prison as a punishment

Oct 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 25,530 Views 49 Comments

The 25-year-old prisoner was found hanged in his cell.

# inspector-of-prisons - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"

Oct 9th 2014, 3:37 PM 18,176 Views 31 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons has criticised the lack of accountability among prison officers.

# inspector-of-prisons - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report
# Prisons
# Prisons

Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report

Sep 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 14,045 Views 34 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons had said prisoners in the unit were inactive and the unit was ‘dirty’during his visits.

# inspector-of-prisons - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Family asks why media knew about tinfoil found in dead prisoner's cell before they did
# Mountjoy
# Mountjoy

Family asks why media knew about tinfoil found in dead prisoner's cell before they did

Sep 4th 2014, 6:40 AM 22,458 Views 37 Comments

The man was serving a 16-year sentence for drug possession when he was found dead in Mountjoy last August.

# inspector-of-prisons - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Overcrowding at Dóchas women's prison has led to "tension throughout" the centre
# Women In Prison
# Women In Prison

Overcrowding at Dóchas women's prison has led to "tension throughout" the centre

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:19 PM 10,829 Views 65 Comments

The report by Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly found that the centre has consistently operated above its capacity.

# inspector-of-prisons - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Damning report into St Patrick's finds forced stripping, excessive force and intimidation
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

Damning report into St Patrick's finds forced stripping, excessive force and intimidation

Oct 16th 2012, 9:59 PM 16,836 Views 131 Comments

The latest report by the Inspector of Prisons has found systematic violation of the human rights of the offenders held in St Patrick’s Institution.

# inspector-of-prisons - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

'Disturbing issues' uncovered by probe of St Patrick's youth institution
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

'Disturbing issues' uncovered by probe of St Patrick's youth institution

May 22nd 2012, 5:51 PM 5,821 Views 10 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons is undertaking a “far reaching” inquiry into the institution, where 16 and 17-year-olds are held.

# inspector-of-prisons - Friday 20 April, 2012

Every prisoner death to come under independent investigation
# Prison Deaths
# Prison Deaths

Every prisoner death to come under independent investigation

Apr 20th 2012, 9:31 AM 1,447 Views 5 Comments

The inspector of prisons will investigate the death of every person in the custody of the Irish Prison Service.

# inspector-of-prisons - Monday 12 March, 2012

Inspector's report finds Limerick Prison 'has made progress'
# Prisons
# Prisons

Inspector's report finds Limerick Prison 'has made progress'

Mar 12th 2012, 7:09 PM 1,804 Views 3 Comments

A report by the Inspector of Prisons earlier this year had found that Limerick Prison was not fit for purpose and needed a ‘regime change’.

# inspector-of-prisons - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Parts of Limerick Prison 'not fit for purpose' - report
# Prisons
# Prisons

Parts of Limerick Prison 'not fit for purpose' - report

Jan 17th 2012, 5:54 PM 3,002 Views 96 Comments

The Minister for Justice has expressed “shock” at a report on conditions at Limerick Prison, which highlights issues of overcrowding, cleanliness and hygiene, staffing, physical conditions and repairs.

# inspector-of-prisons - Monday 30 May, 2011

Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths

May 30th 2011, 7:22 PM 548 Views 0 Comments

Judge Michael Reilly says that investigations into the deaths of prisoners do not meet the standards of international best practice and lack consistency across the country’s 14 prisons.