Prisons Act 2007

Annual report.

32.— (1) The Inspector of Prisons shall, not later than 31 March in any year or such later date as may be specified by the Minister, submit to the Minister a report on the performance of the Inspector’s functions during the previous year and on such other related matters as the Minister may from time to time direct.

(2) A report under this section shall, in respect of each prison inspected during the year in question, deal with, in particular—

(a) its general management, including the level of its effectiveness and efficiency,

(b) the conditions and general health and welfare of prisoners detained there,

(c) the general conduct and effectiveness of persons working there,

(d) compliance with national and international standards, including in particular the prison rules,

(e) programmes and other facilities available and the extent to which prisoners participate in them,

(f) security, and

(g) discipline.

(3) As soon as practicable after receiving a report under this section, the Minister shall, subject to subsection (4), cause a copy of it to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and to be published.

(4) Subsections (4) and (5) of section 31 apply in relation to a report under this section as they apply in relation to a report under that section.