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# inmates - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'Everyone had to play their part': How Ireland kept Covid-19 out of its prisons
# Infection Control
# Infection Control

'Everyone had to play their part': How Ireland kept Covid-19 out of its prisons

Jun 10th 2020, 5:29 PM 17,147 Views 24 Comments

Even with the movement of staff in and out of prisons and some 700 new committals there have been no confirmed cases among inmates.

# inmates - Monday 9 March, 2020

Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures

Mar 9th 2020, 2:48 PM 41,496 Views 30 Comments

Family visits were restricted to prevent transmission in prisons, causing increased tensions.

# inmates - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years
# Interest Free
# Interest Free

Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years

Nov 14th 2017, 4:14 PM 32,314 Views 86 Comments

The loans were given for a number of reasons, including the purchases of games consoles.

# inmates - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme
# Sydney
# Sydney

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Aug 27th 2017, 1:00 PM 10,155 Views 6 Comments

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

# inmates - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Five people died in prison custody last year
# Inmates
# Inmates

Five people died in prison custody last year

Jan 25th 2017, 6:20 AM 5,826 Views 7 Comments

The cause of death in all five cases is yet to be determined.

# inmates - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands
# Legal Limbo
# Legal Limbo

White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands

Jan 4th 2017, 7:08 AM 22,452 Views 57 Comments

Trump has vowed to “load (Guantanamo) up with some bad dudes” .

# inmates - Thursday 22 December, 2016

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent
# Fires
# Fires

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

Dec 22nd 2016, 9:11 PM 9,036 Views 8 Comments

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

# inmates - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels
# Courts
# Courts

Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels

Oct 20th 2016, 1:50 PM 9,998 Views 0 Comments

Brian Veale has pleaded not guilty to murdering Graham Johnson at Cork Prison.

# inmates - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner

Jul 23rd 2016, 7:15 AM 16,234 Views 50 Comments

Criticisms are contained in a report into the death of a 65-year-old man at the prison last year.

# inmates - Monday 27 June, 2016

Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection
# On The Inside
# On The Inside

Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection

Jun 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 11,319 Views 17 Comments

A visiting committee described the situation in Cloverhill prison in particular as a “logistical nightmare”.

# inmates - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter

Mar 16th 2016, 2:40 PM 17,174 Views 23 Comments

The men were arrested hours after their great escape.

# inmates - Friday 26 February, 2016

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?
# Disenfranchised
# Disenfranchised

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?

Feb 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,395 Views 45 Comments

The voting ban in British prisons has been a source of controversy, but here, just one in five who register decide to fill in their ballot papers.

# inmates - Thursday 28 January, 2016

These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners

Jan 28th 2016, 6:03 AM 26,390 Views 30 Comments

There are around 1,200 Irish nationals imprisoned abroad.

# inmates - Monday 6 July, 2015

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons
# Dangerous
# Dangerous

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

Jul 6th 2015, 12:47 PM 21,558 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

# inmates - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Bus carrying 12 prisoners falls from Texas overpass onto train tracks
# Texas
# Texas

Bus carrying 12 prisoners falls from Texas overpass onto train tracks

Jan 14th 2015, 5:00 PM 14,350 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Public Safety could not give details on the number of deaths but said it was a fatal incident.

# inmates - Sunday 9 November, 2014

We've sent Romania a load of pregnant cows raised by prisoners
# Mooing On A Jet Plane
# Mooing On A Jet Plane

We've sent Romania a load of pregnant cows raised by prisoners

Nov 9th 2014, 2:13 PM 13,852 Views 57 Comments

The cows will be send to impoverished communities in the country.

# inmates - Thursday 1 May, 2014

More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion
# Gas Explosion
# Gas Explosion

More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion

May 1st 2014, 10:18 AM 6,901 Views 0 Comments

The injured were brought to hospital and the uninjured were brought to nearby jails.

# inmates - Friday 15 November, 2013

Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy
# Houston
# Houston

Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy

Nov 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,440 Views 26 Comments

Transgender individuals can now be housed based on the gender they identify with, under the new policy.

# inmates - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"

Jul 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,278 Views 22 Comments

A prison officer in St Patrick’s says all the current problems in St Patrick’s Institution will just be recreated when the inmates move to Wheatfield Prison.

# inmates - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Former death row inmates fight capital punishment
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

Former death row inmates fight capital punishment

Jun 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,182 Views 12 Comments

The World Congress against the death penalty opens today in Madrid, and some former inmates spoke about their thoughts on the issue.

# inmates - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Women prisoners line up fashion label
# Italy
# Italy

Women prisoners line up fashion label

Jun 9th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,380 Views 15 Comments

Italy’s biggest prison is launching a not-for-profit brand linked to LVMH luxury giant – and inmates get paid.

# inmates - Friday 22 June, 2012

Atlanta jail tells inmates: We'll reward you if you can break out
# Breakout
From The Daily Edge
# Breakout

Atlanta jail tells inmates: We'll reward you if you can break out

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:40 AM 4,695 Views 10 Comments

The locks on the Fulton County Jail are so weak they’re useless – and the jail’s found a clever way to try out the new ones.

# inmates - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote

May 23rd 2012, 1:38 PM 3,039 Views 24 Comments

In Ireland prisoners currently have the right to vote, but it’s not the same story across the EU. The ECHR has ruled that a blanket ban is illegal.

# inmates - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008
# Open Jail
# Open Jail

Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008

May 10th 2012, 9:22 AM 1,222 Views 9 Comments

Thirty-three prisoners are currently listed as absconded, Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter said this week.

# inmates - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter
# Prisons
# Prisons

Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter

Apr 8th 2012, 8:45 AM 4,648 Views 62 Comments

The Minister for Justice has said the planned temporary release of certain prisoners helps the “gradual reintegration” of criminals into society.

# inmates - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report
# Fire
# Fire

Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report

Feb 16th 2012, 7:35 AM 1,870 Views 4 Comments

Officials have confirmed that 358 people died in the blaze, making it the world’s deadliest prison fire in a century.

# inmates - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release
# Prisons
# Prisons

Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release

Jan 5th 2012, 11:19 AM 3,534 Views 28 Comments

Gardaí have been notified after the two inmates failed to return to their institutions.

# inmates - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

In photos: Brazilian prison crowns Miss Penitentiary 2011
# Miss Penitentiary
From The Daily Edge
# Miss Penitentiary

In photos: Brazilian prison crowns Miss Penitentiary 2011

Aug 10th 2011, 1:11 PM 2,000 Views 8 Comments

Around 100 inmates participated in this year’s prison beauty pageant.

# inmates - Sunday 30 January, 2011

Investigation underway into Mountjoy fire
# Mountjoy
# Mountjoy

Investigation underway into Mountjoy fire

Jan 30th 2011, 10:12 AM 968 Views 0 Comments

Five inmates were taken to hospital last night after a a fire broke out in the prison – which investigators believe was started deliberately.