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Written Answers - Prison Accommodation

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 84. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  if a meeting [358]of governors and doctors has been held advising of new procedures that govern the use of safety observation cells and close supervision cells as set out in the action plan on Limerick prison. [6526/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter I wish to advise the Deputy that meetings have taken place with the Governors and prison doctors regarding the new procedures for the operation of safety observation cells and close supervision cells. The Irish Prison Service is finalising the policies and procedures which will underpin the future operation of these cells. When this is completed, further meetings will be arranged with all relevant stakeholders operating in prison settings to ensure the new arrangements are uniformly applied.


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