Written Answers. - Sex Offenders.

Jim Higgins

Question:

133 Mr. Higgins (Mayo) asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of sex offenders in various prisons. [8289/98]

The numbers of prisoners serving sentences for sex offences in the various institutions is set out in the following table.

Institutions

Number

1. Mountjoy Prison

7

2. Cork Prison

12

3. Curragh Place of Detention

93

4. St. Patrick's Institution

1

5. Limerick Prison

9

6. Castlerea Place of Detention

19

7. Arbour Hill Prison

92

8. Wheatfield

57

Total

290