Know Your Rights - Your Rights As A Prisoner

The information on this website is designed to help you to better know and understand the rights someone has while they are in prison. This website is an interactive version of IPRT and ICCL's 'Know Your Rights - Your Rights as a Prisoner' booklet.

The booklet is available for download in different formats by clicking the orange button.

Please don’t be put off by the amount of information on this website. You can read and/or print just the sections that are important to you. We have done our best to write and present this information as clearly as we can, and we start below by explaining some of the key words used on this website.

You can always click back to the 'Key Words' section if you come across a word you do not understand. We used Plain English Guidelines to help as many people as possible understand the information.

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Foreign Nationals

Can I be transferred to my home country to serve my sentence?

If you are foreign national and you wish to return to your own country to serve your sentence, you can apply to the Minister for Justice for a transfer to service your sentence in your home state. Your application may or may not be accepted. There is no guarantee.

To be accepted, the consent of the Minister for Justice in Ireland, your home state, and your own consent are all needed.