Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (205)

Ciaran Lynch

Question:

205. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners in each institution who are diagnosed as on an enhanced regime, a standard regime or a basic regime, under the new incentivised regime arrangements; the weekly gratuity paid in each of these three categories; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26331/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I can inform the Deputy that Incentivised Regimes were introduced on a phased basis across all prisons in 2012. Incentivised Regimes provides for a differentiation of privileges between prisoners according to their level of engagement with services and quality of behaviour. The objective is to provide tangible incentives to prisoners to participate in structured activities and to reinforce good behaviour, leading to a safer and more secure environment. The weekly gratuity is paid at the following rates: Basic €6.65, Standard €11.90 and Enhanced €15.40.

The table following show the number of prisoners at each level broken down by institution on 27 May, 2013.

Institution

Basic

Standard

Enhanced

Arbour Hill

0

3

140

Castlerea

13

163

176

Cloverhill

8

290

119

Cork

2

135

88

Dochas

0

80

58

Limerick

4

169

67

Loughan House

0

2

126

Midlands

11

270

461

Mountjoy

24

250

255

Portlaoise

11

35

152

Shelton Abbey

0

0

107

St. Patrick's

5

86

65

Training Unit

0

15

99

Wheatfield

34

357

307