Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ceisteanna (214)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

214. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans for the future of Arbour Hill Prison, Dublin 7 and the possible rehousing of long-stay prisoners; and the details of the prison population by years served in Arbour Hill. [53713/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am informed by the Irish Prison Service that under the Irish Prison Service National Flow Plan, Arbour Hill is designated for use as a prison for sex offenders. The Prison Estate operates in a dynamic operational environment and I understand that the National Flow Plan is subject to ongoing review and amendment, in line with operational needs.

However, I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that there are currently no plans to alter the current use of the prison.

The following table, as conveyed to me by the Irish Prison Service, is a breakdown of the prison population in Arbour Hill by years served, correct as at 16/12/19:

Years Served to Date

Total

< 1 Yr

5

1 to < 2 Yrs

13

2 to < 3 Yrs

23

3 to < 4 Yrs

24

4 to < 5 Yrs

14

5 to < 6 Yrs

11

6 to < 7 Yrs

5

7 to < 8 Yrs

1

8 to < 9 Yrs

3

9 to < 10 Yrs

4

10 to < 15 Yrs

10

15 + Yrs

20

TOTAL

133