578. Deputy Réada Cronin asked the Minister for Justice the number of prisoners currently in the prison system; the number according to age group by decade in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37837/21]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy Hildegarde Naughton): I wish to advise the Deputy that the information requested is provided in the attached table and was compiled on 8 July 2021.
<a href="https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/debates/questions/supportingDocumentation/2021-07-14_pq57813072021_en.pdf">Number of Prisoners currently in the prison system</a>
<a href="https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/debates/questions/supportingDocumentation/2021-07-14_pq57813072021_en.docx">Prison population by Age Group</a>