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Office of the Inspector of Prisons
24 Cecil Walk
Kenyon Street
Co. Tipperary
Phone: +353 67 42210
Fax: + 353 67 42219

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Oifig An Chigire Príosún / Office of the Inspector of Prisons

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Inspector of Prisons.

The Office of the Inspector of Prisons is a statutory, independent office established under the Prisons Act, 2007.

The key role assigned to the Inspector is to carry out regular inspections of the 14 Prisons in the State and to present his report(s) on each institution inspected as well as an Annual Report to the Minister for Justice and Equality.

The Minister for Justice and Equality today published the report of the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, on his investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a prisoner who died on 8 May 2015 in Mountjoy Prison.
This report highlights the availability of illicit drugs and 'hooch' to the deceased on the night of his death in Mountjoy Prison the provenance of which is unknown.

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