Written Answers. - Prison Staff.

Ivor Callely

Question:

126 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Justice the number of prison officers, attendants, domestics and staff on duty in Shelton Abbey Prison on 25 December 1996; the number on duty on a normal working day; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9293/97]

There are no domestic staff employed at Shelton Abbey. A total of 17 officers were on duty over the 24 hour period from 12 midnight on 24 December to 12 midnight on 25 December 1996 as follows:

Grade

Number

Time

Chief Officer

1

8 a.m. -5 p.m.

Assistant Chief Officer

2

1×7.30 a.m. - 8.30 p.m.

1 × 8 p.m. - 8.30 a.m.

Prison Officers

14

5 × 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

1 × 7.30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

4 × 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2 × 9.30 p.m. - 8.30 a.m.

(24-25 Dec.)

2 × 9.30 p.m. - 8.30 a.m.

(25-26 Dec.)

There were no attendants on duty on 25 December.
On any given day a total of 26 prison officers are on duty at Shelton Abbey as follows:

Grade

Number

Time

Governor

1

9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Assistant Governor

1

8.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Chief Officer

1

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Assistant Chief Officer

2

1 × 7.30 a.m. - 8.30 p.m.

1 × 8 p.m. - 8.30 a.m.

Farm Manager (ACO)

1

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Chief Trades Officer

1

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Trades Officer

4

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Office and Stores Staff

5

8.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Prison Officers

10

3 × 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

5 × 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

2 × 9.30 p.m. - 8.30 a.m.

One attendant — driver — is on duty from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Extra officers are recalled for court and hospital escorts as required.
In addition, there are three permanent teaching staff and four part-time teaching staff working at Shelton Abbey.