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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 109 - Prisoner data [36064/14]. (24 Sep 2014)

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109. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners currently serving sentences for drug related offences; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36064/14]

 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I can advise the Deputy that on the 31 August 2014 there were 3,792 prisoners in custody across the prison system. Of this 530 or almost 14% were serving sentences for drugs related offences.   A full breakdown of the offences, taken from the most recent snapshot of the prison population conducted on 31st August 2014, is set out in the following table. The figures include the length of the sentence in each case.   In 2013 there were 846 committals to prison under sentence for controlled drug offences. This represented a decrease of 8% on the 2012 figure of 922.

 

Data from

3 to <6 Mths

6 to <12 Mths

1 to <2 Yrs

2 to <3 Yrs

3 to <5 Yrs

5 to <10 Yrs

10+ Yrs

Total

Allowing car to be used Section 19 misuse of Drugs Act

1

1

Allowing premises to be used

1

1

2

Cultivation of Cannabis Plants and Opium Poppy

2

3

2

21

5

33

Misuse of Drugs Act - printing etc

2

2

Possession for sale or supply drugs valued €13,000.00 or more

7

23

42

37

109

Possession of drugs for the purpose of sale or supply

1

13

30

44

83

98

37

306

Unlawful possession of Drug(s)

1

6

8

25

16

11

67

Unlawful supply/offer to supply controlled drug

1

1

2

Unlawfully importing or exporting controlled drugs

1

1

3

5

Unlawfully produce controlled drugs

1

1

1

3

Total

1

16

41

64

157

166

85

530

 

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