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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Behind Bars

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England fan jailed for 'vile' Euro 2020 final racial abuse
The 52-year-old has been sentenced to 10 weeks in jail.
Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers
There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.
Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison
Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.
Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam spends first night in jail on charges of "terrorist murder"
Abdeslam is expected to be extradited back to France in “no more than three months”.
Police in London respond after holding a child in custody overnight
A report published in the Evening Standard found that more than 7,500 children were detained overnight last year.
Man who stormed Dutch TV station has jail term increased to 40 months
The man had originally been sentenced to 30 months in prison for brandishing a fake gun and demanding air time.
Prison U-turn: Oscar Pistorius is staying in jail for now
The Olympian was scheduled to be released on Friday.
Ibrahim Halawa has first 'human contact' with family in months
The 19-year-old from Tallaght has been held in Egypt since August 2013.
CCTV captures Mexican drug lord's audacious escape from prison
He even had a motorbike waiting for him
Man who raped and killed Jill Meagher to stay behind bars until he is 86 years old
Adrian Earnest Bayley won’t be eligible for parole until 2058.
Prisoners in Irish jails are being forced to sleep on floors
Reports by the Prison Visiting Committees of eleven prisons have been released this morning,
Boy (14) planned to bomb train station
In a second case, a 19-year-old (pictured) went on trial for supporting Islamic State.
Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland
The Prison Officers Association annual delegate heard that there has been six stabbings in six weeks.
Ex-Premier League footballer jailed for two-and-a-half years for match-fixing
The former Bolton striker was found guilty of attempting to manipulate matches.
Blogger receives first 50 of 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam
Raef Badawi has been behind bars since 2012.
Carlos the Jackal to face new murder trial over 1974 grenade attack
The 64-year-old Venezuelan was once one of the world’s most-wanted militants.
French lawyer convicted of murdering missing heiress after 36 years
The 76-year-old was sentenced to 20 years in his third trial for the killing of his then-mistress. Her body has never been found.
"If that's the way the cookie crumbles": Margaretta D'Arcy says she'll go back to prison if she has to
The veteran peace activist was released from Mountjoy women’s prison this morning. She’s due back before the courts on a separate charge in three month’s time.
Ohio woman sentenced to five Christmases in jail
The former license agency employee pleaded guilty to accepting payments to falsify records for immigrants.
Irish prisons could - possibly - be getting wi-fi
Alan Shatter says there’s no way that prisoners will be given open access to the internet – but they may be able to use it for educational resources.