Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (255)

Joe O'Brien

Question:

255. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the average length of time individual prisoners spent in safety observation cells and high-support units in 2018 and to date in 2019; the longest duration of time spent in each type of cell over the period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52613/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

It has not been possible for the Irish Prison Service to collate the information sought in the timeframe available, as it entails a manual check of each individual prisons records for the periods in question.  I have asked the Prison Service for the relevant information and I will write directly to the Deputy as soon as it is available.