The Prisons Service will have a current expenditure budget of €358.5 million in 2021 and a capital budget of €36 million, according to the Department of Justice.
This represents an increase of €15 million in the capital allocation for 2021. This project will completely upgrade, redevelop and modernise Limerick Prison, as well as eliminating the practice of ‘slopping out’.
In addition to an increase of almost €6 million in Covid related measures, the Prison Vote has received €1.65 million in additional funding to strengthen corporate governance across the Service.
A further €5.7m has been made available for a range of other services including security costs, prisoner services and an increased maintenance budget of €2 million for the prison estate.
Photo: Irish Prison Service