The CPT mention in the report that:
- All juveniles were offered a wide range of structured activities; the intensive nature of the school classes and the emphasis on physical education were positive. Efforts should be made to increase the number of vocational places on offer
- Midland Prison did lock up inmates 23h a day. The Governor of Midlands Prison explained that this was due to the limited availability of staff to ensure the safety of prisoners; he also explained that the management wanted to discourage prisoners from asking for protection and that it did not want to dis-incentivise other prisoners who made an effort to participate in education and activities by giving the prisoners on protection the same privileges
- Castlerea Prison: The prisoners were allowed out of their cells for some seven hours a day but they were not engaged in any occupational therapy or educational activities.
- Portlaoise Prison: There were no educational or other purposeful activities in place.
- Limerick Prison: Access to other educational and vocational activities was often problematic, as it had to be coordinated with the timetable of male prisoners