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#Inspector of Prisons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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.