Written answers

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Department of Justice and Equality

Prison Service Strategies

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent)
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96. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the review of the incentivised prison regimes policy has been completed; and when it is expected to be published. [46289/18]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by officials in the Irish Prison Service that a review of the Incentivised Regimes Policy and its application in prisons commenced in 2018. The review is being undertaken in partnership with the Prison Officers' Association and an external academic from Queens University Belfast. The terms of reference for the review and research plan have been established and the Steering Group has met on two occasions. The first prison-site visit of the review will take place in Cork Prison in the coming weeks. The Steering Group for the review intend to present the findings of the review to the Director General of the Irish Prison Service in mid-2019.


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