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Reilly, Judge Michael (2011) Report on an Inspection of Arbour Hill Prison by the Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly. Dublin: Department of Justice and Equality.

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Tackling Drug Abuse (p.19)
4.27 Arbour Hill Prison is considered a drug free prison. It is necessary for staff to be constantly aware and vigilant to ensure that drugs do not get into the prison.

4.28 The following measures are taken to ensure the prison remains drug free:-
• Targeted urinalysis testing
• Random daily searching
• Random urine tests
• Mandatory drug testing (mouth swabs)
• Random searching by OSG dog unit
• Random searching by OSG specialist search teams
• Mandatory “booking” of all visits
• Photo ID passes for all visitors to the prison

4.29 Methadone is not a feature of drug treatment as prisoners on methadone are not transferred to Arbour Hill Prison.


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