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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 19 January 2022

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Questions (1231)

Peadar Tóibín


1231. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons who are currently in prison in the State who previously served time in prison for an offence in the past. [1014/22]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I have been advised by the Irish Prison Service that on 12 January 2022 there were 3,729 people in custody, of whom 2,153 have served prison sentences for previous convictions.