Thursday, 13 June 2019
Department of Justice and Equality
96. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of individual prisoners that were held on 22 or 23 hour lock up for 15 or more consecutive days in 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24701/19]
97. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the average length of time individual prisoners spent in safety observation cells and close supervision cells from 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019; and the longest duration of time spent in each type of cell over the period. [24702/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 96 and 97 together.
I am advised by my officials in the Irish Prison Service that it has not been possible in the timeframe available to collate the information sought. I will revert to the Deputy as soon as this information has been compiled.