Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Prison Building Programme
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that it is their intention to provide a new accommodation block with 100 places within the existing prison boundary wall. The project is at a preliminary planning stage.
In addition to the proposed new block, the Irish Prison Service are developing proposals for the utilisation of the facilities at Harristown House beside Castlerea Prison. These proposals will entail the provision of enhanced regime opportunities for approximately 20 prisoners within a secure setting. The proposals are currently being evaluated and costed with a view to the submission of a business case to my Department.