Dáil Éireann - Volume 597 - 16 February, 2005
Written Answers. - Prison Committals.
Mr. Durkan Mr. Durkan
232. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of persons in prison; the number on day or extended release on average; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5272/05]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: There were 3,215 persons in prison custody on 15 February 2005. A further 178 persons were on temporary release of one day or more. The daily average number of persons on temporary release for the first six weeks of 2005, which has been calculated from figures taken each morning at unlock, was slightly less than 169 persons each day. That average number may of course fluctuate during the course of the year.
Dáil Éireann 597 Written Answers. Prison Committals.