Written Answers. - Prison Places.

Jack Wall

Ceist:

104 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of prison places here; the number commissioned and in use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27679/01]

There are currently a total of 3,372 places in the prison system.

A certain small proportion of accommodation is unavailable at present due to ongoing and pending refurbishment and improvement works at Mountjoy Prison and Shelton Abbey.