The 2009 annual reports of the Prison Visiting Committees for Arbour Hill, Castlerea, Cloverhill, Cork, Dochas, Limerick, Loughan House, Midlands, Mountjoy, Portlaoise, Shelton Abbey, St. Patrick's Institution, the Training Unit and Wheatfield.

A Prison Visiting Committee is appointed to each prison under the Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act 1925 and Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order 1925. Its role is to supervise the treatment of prisoners. It hears complaints from prisoners and reports to the Minister on any abuses it finds. The Visiting Committee has free access to every part of the prison. In inspecting prisons, the Visiting Committees focus on issues such as the quality of accommodation and catering; medical, educational and welfare services; and recreational facilities.

Each Visiting Committee submits an annual report to the Minister, which is available to the general public.

Arbour Hill Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

Castlerea Prison Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009

Cloverhill Prison Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009

Cork Prison Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

Dochas Centre Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

Limerick Prison Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

Loughan House Place of Detention Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

Midlands Prison Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

Mountjoy Prison Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

Portlaoise Prison Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

Shelton Abbey Place of Detention Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

St Patricks Institution Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

Training Unit Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009 

Wheatfield Prison Visiting Committee Annual Report 2009