Castlerea Prison

Castlerea Prison (Irish: Príosún an Chaisleáin Riabhach) is a closed, medium security facility in Castlerea, County Roscommon. It houses male prisoners from 17 years of age or more. As of 2009, it had a bed capacity of 351 and the daily average number of resident inmates was 306.[1]

Castlerea Prison
Castlerea Prison is located in Ireland
Castlerea Prison
LocationHarristown, Castlerea, County Roscommon
Coordinates53°45′17″N 8°29′20″W / 53.754843°N 8.488866°W / 53.754843; -8.488866Coordinates: 53°45′17″N 8°29′20″W / 53.754843°N 8.488866°W / 53.754843; -8.488866
StatusOperational
Security classmedium security
Capacity351
Opened1996
Managed byIrish Prison Service
GovernorMr. David Conroy

HistoryEdit

Castlerea was established as part of the system of district mental hospitals in 1939. Operating intermittently as a tuberculosis sanitorium, it continued to function as a hospital until 1994 when it was closed. It was renamed St. Patrick's Hospital during the 1960s. From 1996 it opened as a prison accepting a small intake of inmates that year. Construction work on the main cell blocks of the prison was completed in 1998.[2]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Irish Prison Service (2010). Annual Report (PDF). Dublin. pp. 10–12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ Irish Prisons Inspectorate (2005). Castlerea Prison Inspection: 2nd - 9th June 2004 (PDF). Dublin.