We're happy to announce that the Irish Prison Service will be exhibiting at next month's Jobs Expo Cork. Register today for your FREE ticket and talk to their recruitment team about the careers they have to offer. Doors open 10am on Saturday 23rd November in at Cork City Hall.
The Irish Prison Service is responsible for the provision of safe and secure custody, dignity of care and rehabilitation to people in custody for safer communities. The Irish Prison Service operates as an executive office within the Department of Justice and Equality (“the Department”). It is headed by a Director General supported by a number of Directors.
The Irish Prison Service is a key component in our country’s Criminal Justice System ensuring safer community life. It employs approximately 3,400 uniformed and civilian staff. Currently, the Irish Prison Service estate is made up of 12 prisons; 10 closed Prisons (Arbour Hill, Castlerea, Cloverhill, Cork, Dochás, Limerick, Midlands, Mountjoy, Portlaoise, Wheatfield) and two Open Centres (Loughan House and Shelton Abbey).
Typically the Irish Prison Service manages approximately 4,000 people in custody at any one time, both male and female, aged 18 and over. Irish Prison Service Headquarters (HQ) is located in Longford. HQ is made up of five Directorates; Care and Rehabilitation, Custody, Security and Operations, Human Resources, Finance and Estates and Corporate Services.