Factsheets for Prisoners

These factsheets are designed to give useful advice and information to Irish people detained overseas.

ICPO General Information Leaflet

Applying for Transfer to an Irish Prison
Repatriation is an important issue for many prisoners who wish to return to Ireland to serve their sentence close to their family. People should be aware that this is a long process and it can take up to two years to receive a decision on an application for repatriation.

Preparing for Release
It is very important for Irish prisoners to prepare for their release and possible return to Ireland. This leaflet, produced in conjunction with Crosscare Migrant Project, provides a step-by-step guide to preparing for release.

Irish Prisoners in the UK- Deportation
Irish prisoners in the UK are currently not eligible for deportation.

Irish Prisoners in the UK- Early Removal Scheme
As a result of being ineligible for deportation, Irish prisoners are currently not eligible under the UK Early Removal Scheme.

Irish Prisoners in the UK- Resettlement Outside England and Wales While on Licence
Many ICPO clients wish to return to Ireland while serving a licence in the UK. This factsheet describes the process for resettlement outside England and Wales while on licence.