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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 350, 351 & 352 - Prisoner data [45303/15, 45304/15, 45305/15]. (15 Dec 2015)

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350. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who are serving a sentence for the first time who are diagnosed with a mental health problem, dependent on drugs, on remand, by prison and institution; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45303/15]

 

351. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons from 18 to 20 years of age in Wheatfield place of detention being held under sentence or remand under existing legislation, the number serving a sentence for the first time who are diagnosed with a mental health problem, dependent on drugs on remand among this age cohort, by prison; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45304/15]

 

352. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons from 21 to 25 years who are serving a sentence for the first time who are diagnosed with a mental health problem, dependant on drug misuse, on remand, by institution; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45305/15]

 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 350 to 352, inclusive, together.

 

I can advise the Deputy that the Irish Prison Service do not record data in the format requested in the question however, I can inform the Deputy that all persons in custody have access to primary healthcare services, including mental health and addiction services, which are equivalent to those available to citizens in the general community who are entitled to GMS services.

 

Any person who is diagnosed with a mental health problem and/or an addiction issue is, subject to their agreement to engage with the prison healthcare services, provided with the relevant mental health and addiction services, and the appropriate care and treatment while in custody.

 

[See also related link below for types of offences of those aged 18 to 25 years in prison in Wheatfield Place of Detention at end of November 2015]

Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:15 December 2015
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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