Dáil Éireann - Volume 346 - 22 November, 1983

Written Answers. - Prison Population.

448. Dr. Woods asked the Minister for Justice the number of prison officers excluding assistant chief officers and higher officers, and the number of prisoners in each of the following prisons in October 1983: Mountjoy, Portlaoise, Limerick, Arbour Hill and Cork.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Noonan, Limerick East): The following table sets out (i) the number of prison officers (basic grade custodial staff only) on the staff of and (ii) the number of prisoners in each of the prisons mentioned on 31 October 1983:

Prison

(i)

(ii)

Mountjoy

330

524

Portlaoise

296

199

Limerick

154

  75

Arbour Hill

  85

  99

Cork

  77

154