Cloverhill Remand Prison Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Tel: 01 6304531 Fax: 01 6304580
|General Description:||A closed, medium security prison for adult males, which primarily caters for remand prisoners committed from the Leinster area.|
|Chaplain:||Father John O’Sullivan|
|Visiting Committee:||Mr. Fintan Hudson (Chairperson), Cloverhill Prison Visiting Committee, Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.|
|By Bus:||From Dublin City Centre take the number 40 bus.|
|By Car:||Check website www.aaroadwatch.ie for up to date directions.|
|By Train:||Mainline station is Heuston and local station is Clondalkin. Check www.irishrail.ie for service times.|
|Visiting Times:||Normal visiting times are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm, with the exception of Tuesday. Remand and sentenced prisoners are entitled to 4 30 minute visit per week whilst they are in Cloverhill. A prisoner may apply in advance for extra time on a visit, which may be granted at the discretion of the Governor. However extra time is generally not granted in respect of Saturday visits. Special visits are only available at the discretion of the Governor. Visits by appointment are in operation in Cloverhill Prison. Prisoners may nominate up to eight visitors on their visitors panel each month. Visitors, once nominated, may either book a visit by ringing the dedicated booked visits phone at 01 6304880 or book a visit in person in the visitors centre or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org The booking line is open during visiting times i.e. Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm & 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (Thursdays 2.30pm to 4.00 pm). Outside of these times or if the phone is engaged you may leave a message on the answer machine. Visits must be booked by 2pm on the day prior to the visit and by 2pm on Saturday for a Monday visit. Visitors are requested to arrive 15 minutes prior to the booked visit. The maximum number of adults permitted on a visit is three and the maximum number of children permitted on a visit is three. Persons under 16 years of age will not be allowed visit at Cloverhill Prison unless accompanied by an adult and may be required to produce evidence of date of birth. All nominated visitors must produce when requested on each and every visit to the prison, valid current photographic identification on arrival at the prison, where staff will explain the visiting procedures and answer any questions about visits that they may have. All persons entering the prison are required to undergo a security screening procedure including staff. Mobile phones are not allowed in the prison and all visitors are required to deposit their phones and any personal items in the area provided at the visitors centre prior to entering the prison. Cloverhill prison operates a non smoking policy. All visitors to Cloverhill Prison are subject to the Provisions of the 2007 Prisons Act.|
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 www.irishprisons.ie as soon as possible
How the new family visit booking system will work:
Family visits to the prison have been suspended as a direct result of the COVID 19 restrictions in the community. From the, 30th March 2020, the Irish Prison Service will commence facilitating video calls with family members who are selected by prisoners, as follows:
- Prisoners will be asked to identify a family member from their approved visitor’s list to host a video call.
- The Irish Prison Service will contact the identified family member by phone to arrange a time for the video call and to confirm an email address to forward the video call arrangements to when finalised.
- 24 hours prior to the time of the video call, the identified family member will receive an email with the confirmed date and time and a web link to establish the video call.
- At the scheduled time, the identified family member will be required to click the web link using a smart phone, laptop or desktop (with internet access) in order to commence the video call.
- The video call will automatically end after 15 minutes.
- The posting of video calls on any form of social media is strictly prohibited and a breach of GDPR. Any abuse of the video call facility may result in restrictions being placed on future video opportunities.