Written answers

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Department of Justice and Equality

Prison Regulations

Photo of Ciarán LynchCiarán Lynch (Cork South Central, Labour)
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205. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners in each institution who are diagnosed as on an enhanced regime, a standard regime or a basic regime, under the new incentivised regime arrangements; the weekly gratuity paid in each of these three categories; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26331/13]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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I can inform the Deputy that Incentivised Regimes were introduced on a phased basis across all prisons in 2012. Incentivised Regimes provides for a differentiation of privileges between prisoners according to their level of engagement with services and quality of behaviour. The objective is to provide tangible incentives to prisoners to participate in structured activities and to reinforce good behaviour, leading to a safer and more secure environment. The weekly gratuity is paid at the following rates: Basic €6.65, Standard €11.90 and Enhanced €15.40.

The table following show the number of prisoners at each level broken down by institution on 27 May, 2013.

Institution
Basic
Standard
Enhanced
Arbour Hill
0
3
140
Castlerea
13
163
176
Cloverhill
8
290
119
Cork
2
135
88
Dochas
0
80
58
Limerick
4
169
67
Loughan House
0
2
126
Midlands
11
270
461
Mountjoy
24
250
255
Portlaoise
11
35
152
Shelton Abbey
0
0
107
St. Patrick's
5
86
65
Training Unit
0
15
99
Wheatfield
34
357
307

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