Limerick Prison

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Limerick Prison, Mulgrave Street, Limerick is an Irish penal institution. It is a closed, medium security prison, and has an official capacity of 290 male beds and 20 female beds. The average daily number of male inmates resident in the prison in 2009 was 298 and the daily average number of female inmates resident in the facility was 22 in the same year.[1]


Although built between 1815 and 1821 much of this facility has undergone extensive renovation of late. Many but not all of the old wings have been knocked down and replaced with new units provided with modern sanitation facilities. The original female section of the prison is generally not used except in cases of severe overcrowding, as a new modern female unit has been constructed.[2]

In 2012, the Inspector of Prisons described parts of Limerick Prison as dirty, unhygienic, and severely overcrowded.[3]

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  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 (2007). Limerick Prison Inspection: 19th - 23rd June 2006 (PDF). Dublin.
  3. ^ "Limerick Prison dirty and unhygienic - report". RTÉ News. RTÉ. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.