30. Prisons and Places of Detention

Updated to 11 September 2020

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30.1. General Organisation of Prison Service

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7 Geo. 4, c. 74
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3 & 4 Vict., c. 44
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17 & 18 Vict., c. 76
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19 & 20 Vict., c. 68
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40 & 41 Vict., c. 49
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46 & 47 Vict., c. 25
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47 & 48 Vict., c. 36
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61 & 62 Vict., c. 41
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3 & 4 Geo. 5, c. 4
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9/1956
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Justice 7/1972
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14/1977
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6/1980
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10/2008
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28/2013
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1 The earlier SIs made under this Act are spent and could be revoked.
2 Expired 28 Jun 1993, this SI should be revoked.
3 Expired 28 Jun 1995, this SI should be revoked.
4 Expired 28 Dec 2013, this SI should be revoked.
5 Revoked S.I. Nos. 135 of 1989 and 218 of 1990.
6 Responsibility of Department of Defence.
7 Repealed Prevention of Crime Act 1908 (8 Edw. 7, c. 59), subject to commencement order.

30.2. Inspector of Prisons

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10/2007
8 Gaeltacht (in part): S.I. No. 192 of 2011.

30.3. Prison Rules

Justice 9 10/2007
9 Gaeltacht (in part): S.I. No. 192 of 2011.
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The enabling provision is General Prisons (Ireland) Act 1877, s. 12, which was repealed by Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 (4/1997), s. 23 and sch. 2, repeal commenced on enactment, subject to a saver for orders in s. 19: (8) Rules made under section 12 of the General Prisons (Ireland) Act, 1877, and the Prisons (Ireland) Act, 1907, and regulations made under section 8 of the Penal Servitude (Ireland) Act, 1891, that were in force immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall continue in force as if made under this section and may be amended or revoked accordingly. The saver was extended by 10/2007, s. 35(5), commenced by S.I. No. 180 of 2007: Rules under section 12 of the General Prisons (Ireland) Act 1877 and the Prisons (Ireland) Act 1907, and regulations made under section 8 of the Penal Servitude Act 1891, that were in force immediately before the commencement of this section by virtue of section 19(8) of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 shall continue in force as if made under this section and may be amended or revoked accordingly.

30.4. Temporary Release and Parole

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36/1998
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28/2019

30.5. Visiting Committees

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11 Made by the Minister for Defence.

30.6. Transfer of Prisoners Internationally

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16/1995
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41/1997
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30.7. ECA Section 3 Statutory Instruments

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27/1972