Important Notice - Suspension of All Family Visits (Professional visits remain unaffected):

  • The Irish Prison Service has announced that all physical visit to prison will cease with effect from close of business Friday 27th March 2020.
  • All future visits from prisons will be conducted using video calls.
  • Any physical family visits that have been booked to take place on or after Saturday 28th March 2020 has now been cancelled.
  • Arrangements are currently being made for the introduction of visits by video link/camera phone early next week.
  • Information on the new arrangements will be published on the Irish Prison Service website as soon as possible

Care and Rehabilitation

Prisoner care and rehabilitation is a core aim of the Irish Prison Service.  The Service tries to achieve a balanced approach in the effective performance of its care and custody functions. It seeks to manage sentences in a way which encourages and supports prisoners in their efforts to live law abiding and purposeful lives on release.

Prisoner care and rehabilitation involves input by a diverse range of general and specialist services provided by the Irish Prison Service and in-reaching statutory and non-statutory services. An Integrated Sentence Management (ISM) system has been developed to ensure co-ordination of interactions with prisoners based on agreed sentence plans.

Among the various services that are provided by the Irish Prison Service are the education, library, work training, psychology and spiritual services.  The prison healthcare service provides prisoners with access to the same range and quality of healthcare services as that available under the Medical Card scheme in the community.

Care and Rehabilitation Services provided are:


Prison Education Service

Prison Education Service

Fergal Black Director of Care and Rehabilitation

Fergal Black, Director of Care and Rehabilitation