Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (562)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

574 Deputy Jonathan O’Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the training provided to staff on the way to support prisoners making a complaint. [34865/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

The Irish Prison Service Training and Development Centre (IPSTDC) supports the operation of the Irish Prison Service through the development of training for prison staff. The IPSTDC training programmes emphasise the inherent human rights and dignity of every member of the prison community which includes persons in custody and prison staff. All prison officers are provided with training in order to equip them with the necessary skills and attributes to meet their obligations to the prisoners in their care.