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The report of the Committee of Enquiry into the Penal System, the Chairman Dr. T.K. Whittaker recommended the closing of St. Patricks as soon as possible. His report stated that:-
“Rehabilitation is not possible as the physical and environmental conditions are such as to nullify any personal developmental programmes. The facilities and services required could not be provided even in a renovated St. Patricks”.



Report On St Patrick’s Institution: The Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly (PDF)

Human Rights Of St Patrick’s Prisoners ‘Ignored Or Violated’ (RTE)