Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (255)

Joe O'Brien


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.