242. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 266 of 5 December 2017, if he will clarify that while the absolute numbers of prisoners on restricted regimes have decreased, the percentage of prisoners on restricted regimes has doubled between October 2013 and October 2017. (Question 54017/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by my officials in the Irish Prison Service that the census of July 2013 recorded a total prisoner population of 4,180, 339 of which were subject to a restricted regime. Of this 339, 211 prisoners were on 22/23 hour lock up, a further 65 prisoners were on 21 hour lock up and 63 prisoners were on 19 hour lock up. 
The October 2017 census reported a total prisoner population of 3,665. Of this figure, 428 prisoners were subj...

126. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and nationality of persons detained in prisons here for breaches or suspected breaches of immigration regulations for each of the past five years. (Question 52555/17 asked on 07 Dec 2017 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I can inform the Deputy that the information requested in relation to the number and nationality of persons detained in prison for immigration-deportation reasons in each of the past five years is set out in the following table.
 Nationality Yr 2017 to date Yr 2016 Yr 2015 Yr 2014 Yr 2013 Yr 2012 Afghanistan 14 22 13 17 14 13 Albanian 34 67 48 70 36 25 Algerian 7 10 3 6 4 4 American 3 4 4 2 6 4 Andoran 1 0 0 ...

496. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 132 of 2 May 2017, the reason the Prison Service does not collect aggregate, anonymised data on the number of pregnant women in prison each year and the steps he will take to ensure that such data collection takes place. (Question 35550/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): It is the policy of the Irish Prison Service that prisoners be provided with healthcare services which are equivalent to those made available to citizens in the general community, including maternity care services. 
The Irish Prison Service has advised that the delivery of healthcare services to all persons in custody is on an individual patient basis. In that context, the IPS healthcare teams record all relevant medical information,...

92. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Republican prisoners on remand in E Wing in Portlaoise; the length of time in each case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 22196/17 asked on 10 May 2017 - Prisoner Data)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Irish Prison Service that as of Monday 8 May 2017, there were a total of 39 subversive prisoners in custody in Portlaoise. There are 8 subversive prisoners awaiting trial. The table below outlines the length of time each of these 8 prisoners have been in custody rounded to the nearest year and months. 
 Case Date committed Length of time in custody 1 24.05.2016 11 months 2 24.05.2016 ...

96. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 45 of 21 April 2016, if she will provide information outlining the length of each sentence, such information having been provided in similar Parliamentary Questions submitted previously; the reason this is being withheld now; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 25037/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Prisoner Data)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service and I have no role in the matter. Section 4(3) of the 1998 Act provides that the Courts Service is independent in the performance of its functions, which includes the provision of information on the courts system.
However, in order to be of assistance, a table prepared by...

147. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of young adults between 18 and 20 years of age detained in prisons with adults, for each prison, in each of the years 2013 to 2016 to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 25653/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Prisoner Data)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I can inform the Deputy that, the number of persons between 18 and 20 years of age committed to each prison, in each of the years 2013 to 2016 to date is set out in a table. 
 Establishment Name Year 2013 Year 2014 Year 2015 *Year 2016 (to end of August) Castlerea Prison 92 119 98 57 Cloverhill Remand Prison 153 183 181 141 Cork Prison 163 148 139 72 Limerick Prison (Female) 51 50 36 25 Limerick P...

347. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality why records of prisoner telephone calls recorded on the old Cork and Limerick prisoner telephone system were destroyed during capital works at the new Cork Prison; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5493/16 asked on 06 Apr 2016 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 347 to 349, inclusive, together.
I can inform the Deputy that no prisoner telephone calls were destroyed during the capital works at the new Cork Prison as a result of the building works.
The policy of the Irish Prison Service in relation to the retention of telephones calls provides that the retention period for recorded phone calls on the Irish Prison Service Storage Area Network is three years. Aft...

348. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set down the date or dates when records of prisoner telephone calls recorded on the old Cork Limerick prisoner telephone system were destroyed. (Question 5494/16 asked on 06 Apr 2016 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 347 to 349, inclusive, together.
I can inform the Deputy that no prisoner telephone calls were destroyed during the capital works at the new Cork Prison as a result of the building works.
The policy of the Irish Prison Service in relation to the retention of telephones calls provides that the retention period for recorded phone calls on the Irish Prison Service Storage Area Network is three years. Aft...

349. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if any requests to the Irish Prison Service by a person (details supplied) for copies of records of telephone calls from 2009 were outstanding when the recordings from the old Cork Limerick telephone system, including those of the person in question, were destroyed. (Question 5496/16 asked on 06 Apr 2016 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 347 to 349, inclusive, together.
I can inform the Deputy that no prisoner telephone calls were destroyed during the capital works at the new Cork Prison as a result of the building works.
The policy of the Irish Prison Service in relation to the retention of telephones calls provides that the retention period for recorded phone calls on the Irish Prison Service Storage Area Network is three years. Aft...

283. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the number of prisoners in custody and the number under protection in each institution on 23 November 2015. (Question 45094/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 283 to 285, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that a breakdown of the information on the date requested by the Deputy is not available.
However, the Irish Prison Service provide a Quarterly Census Report which includes information regarding the number of prisoners under protection. This Census is published on the Irish Prison Service website, (www.irishprisons.ie). In relat...

284. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the number of prisoners from 18 to 20 years of age in custody and the number under protection in each institution on 23 November 2015. (Question 45095/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 283 to 285, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that a breakdown of the information on the date requested by the Deputy is not available.
However, the Irish Prison Service provide a Quarterly Census Report which includes information regarding the number of prisoners under protection. This Census is published on the Irish Prison Service website, (www.irishprisons.ie). In relat...

285. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the number of prisoners from 21 to 25 years of age in custody and the number under protection in each institution on 23 November 2015. (Question 45096/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 283 to 285, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that a breakdown of the information on the date requested by the Deputy is not available.
However, the Irish Prison Service provide a Quarterly Census Report which includes information regarding the number of prisoners under protection. This Census is published on the Irish Prison Service website, (www.irishprisons.ie). In relat...

286. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the number of prisoners in each institution who are locked up in a normal day for 23 plus, 22 plus, 20 plus, 18 plus, 16 plus, 14 plus and less than 14 hours as of 23 November 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45097/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 286 to 288, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that a breakdown of the information on the date requested by the Deputy is not available.
However, the Irish Prison Service provide a Quarterly Census Report which includes information regarding the number of prisoners on a restricted regime. This census is published on the Irish Prison Service website, (www.irishprisons.ie).
I ...

287. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the number of prisoners from 18 to 20 years of age in each institution who are locked up in a normal day for 23 plus, 22 plus, 20 plus, 18 plus, 16 plus, 14 plus and less than 14 hours as of 23 November 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45098/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 286 to 288, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that a breakdown of the information on the date requested by the Deputy is not available.
However, the Irish Prison Service provide a Quarterly Census Report which includes information regarding the number of prisoners on a restricted regime. This census is published on the Irish Prison Service website, (www.irishprisons.ie).
I ...

288. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the number of prisoners from 21 to 25 years of age in each institution who are locked up in a normal day for 23 plus, 22 plus, 20 plus, 18 plus, 16 plus, 14 plus and less than 14 hours as of 23 November 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45099/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 286 to 288, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that a breakdown of the information on the date requested by the Deputy is not available.
However, the Irish Prison Service provide a Quarterly Census Report which includes information regarding the number of prisoners on a restricted regime. This census is published on the Irish Prison Service website, (www.irishprisons.ie).
I ...

289. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out by institution the number of persons in prison and the number not held in single cells or rooms on 23 November 2015. (Question 45100/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 289 to 292, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that a breakdown of the information on the date requested by the Deputy is not available. However, the Irish Prison Service provide a Quarterly Census Report which includes information regarding the number of cells accommodating one, two, three and four or more prisoners. This census is published on the Irish Prison Service web...

290. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out by institution the number of persons from 18 to 20 years of age in prison not held in single cells or rooms on 23 November 2015. (Question 45101/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 289 to 292, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that a breakdown of the information on the date requested by the Deputy is not available. However, the Irish Prison Service provide a Quarterly Census Report which includes information regarding the number of cells accommodating one, two, three and four or more prisoners. This census is published on the Irish Prison Service web...

291. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the number of persons from 18 to 20 years of age in Wheatfield Place of Detention under sentence on remand under the legislation as well as the number not held in single cells or rooms by institution on 23 November 2015. (Question 45102/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 289 to 292, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that a breakdown of the information on the date requested by the Deputy is not available. However, the Irish Prison Service provide a Quarterly Census Report which includes information regarding the number of cells accommodating one, two, three and four or more prisoners. This census is published on the Irish Prison Service web...

292. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out by institution the number of persons from 21 to 25 years of age in prison not held in single cells or rooms on 23 November 2015. (Question 45103/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 289 to 292, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that a breakdown of the information on the date requested by the Deputy is not available. However, the Irish Prison Service provide a Quarterly Census Report which includes information regarding the number of cells accommodating one, two, three and four or more prisoners. This census is published on the Irish Prison Service web...

293. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out by institution the numbers of prisoners from 18 to 20 years of age and the annual cost of this age group by person as of 23 November 2015. (Question 45104/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 293 to 296, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that it conducts an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population on the last day of each month. Accordingly, an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population was conducted on 30th November, 2015 and this analysis has been used to provide the information requested by the Deputy.
The information is set out in the followi...

294. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out by institution the numbers of prisoners from 21 to 25 years of age and the annual cost of this age group by person as of 23 November 2015. (Question 45105/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 293 to 296, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that it conducts an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population on the last day of each month. Accordingly, an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population was conducted on 30th November, 2015 and this analysis has been used to provide the information requested by the Deputy.
The information is set out in the followi...

295. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out by institution the number of sentenced prisoners from 18 to 20 years of age as well as the annual cost of this age group by person as at 23 November 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45106/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 293 to 296, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that it conducts an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population on the last day of each month. Accordingly, an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population was conducted on 30th November, 2015 and this analysis has been used to provide the information requested by the Deputy.
The information is set out in the followi...

296. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out by institution the number of sentenced prisoners from 21 to 25 years of age as well as the annual cost of this age group by person as of 23 November 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45107/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 293 to 296, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that it conducts an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population on the last day of each month. Accordingly, an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population was conducted on 30th November, 2015 and this analysis has been used to provide the information requested by the Deputy.
The information is set out in the followi...

297. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners on remand in custody, on remand, by prison and place of detention, on 23 November 2015, in tabular form. (Question 45108/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 297 to 299, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that it conducts an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population on the last day of each month. Accordingly, an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population was conducted on the 30 November, 2015 and this analysis has been used to provide the information requested by the Deputy. The information is set out in a table....

298. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners from 18 to 20 years of age on remand in custody, on remand, by prison and place on detention, on 23 November 2015, in tabular form. (Question 45109/15 asked on 15 Dec 2015 - Prisoner Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 297 to 299, inclusive, together.
I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that it conducts an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population on the last day of each month. Accordingly, an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population was conducted on the 30 November, 2015 and this analysis has been used to provide the information requested by the Deputy. The information is set out in a table....