Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Justice and Equality
Prison Service Data
241. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the census of restricted regime prisoners October 2018 and the census of cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation October 2018 reports will be published. [8994/19]
248. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the census of restricted regimes October 2018 and January 2019 and the census of cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation reports will be published. [9213/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 241 and 248 together.
I am advised by my officials in the Irish Prison Service that the Census of Restricted Regime, the Census of Cell Occupancy and In-cell Sanitation are provided on the Irish Prison Service website www.irishprisons.ie, under Information Centre – Statistics & Information – Census Reports.
The Irish Prison Service timeframe for publishing these reports is four weeks from the census date, in order to allow time to provide for returns, collation and analysis of information.
Following a delay, due to an oversight, the October 2018 reports were published on the Irish Prison Service website on the 19th February 2019 and the January 2019 reports were published on 20th February 2019.