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#Irish Prison Service

# irish-prison-service - Last month October 2022

Blind Justice: How prison is leaving Travellers isolated and traumatised
# Investigation
# Investigation

Blind Justice: How prison is leaving Travellers isolated and traumatised

Oct 31st 2022, 8:30 AM 24,368 Views 0 Comments
  • From unfair treatment to overuse of protection regimes, Noteworthy and The Journal investigate inequality in Ireland's justice system
  • Reports of prison staff using anti-Traveller language, with experts saying 'systematic change' and 'accountability' is needed
  • Traveller Advocate: There is 'structural racism in the criminal justice system'

# irish-prison-service - This year 2022

Mountjoy inmate who was injured after attack by group of prisoners has died
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Mountjoy inmate who was injured after attack by group of prisoners has died

Updated Aug 3rd 2022, 4:27 PM 72,174 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Prison Service confirmed his death in a statement this morning.

Garda appeal in prison van ramming incident as gang flees in Northern-registered vehicle
# Prison Van Attack
# Prison Van Attack

Garda appeal in prison van ramming incident as gang flees in Northern-registered vehicle

Updated Jun 16th 2022, 1:18 PM 46,404 Views 0 Comments

The prison van was returning from court to a jail with prisoners when it was attacked.

Man accused of murdering his wife and children found dead in prison
# Midlands Prison
# Midlands Prison

Man accused of murdering his wife and children found dead in prison

Jun 9th 2022, 9:40 PM 63,266 Views 0 Comments

Sameer Syed was due to stand trial next week charged with the murder of his wife and two children on 28 October 2020.

Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders

May 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,458 Views 14 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has said that the work of its psychologists would be expanded to deal with people serving sentences for sexual violence.

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice
# POA
# POA

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice

Apr 27th 2022, 7:01 AM 18,940 Views 7 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) began their annual conference in Sligo last night.

Irish Prison Service cancels in person visits to inmates in all jails in response to Covid-19
# Jail Visits
# Jail Visits

Irish Prison Service cancels in person visits to inmates in all jails in response to Covid-19

Jan 7th 2022, 9:10 PM 16,989 Views 0 Comments

Family visits will be temporarily suspended from 10 January until 24 January, 2022.

# irish-prison-service - Last year 2021

Prison watchdog: Cork inmates afraid to talk to inspectors for fear of reprisal by authorities
# Cork Prison
# Cork Prison

Prison watchdog: Cork inmates afraid to talk to inspectors for fear of reprisal by authorities

Dec 21st 2021, 4:35 PM 12,708 Views 20 Comments

The report recorded claims by one inmate that a Black prisoner had been referred to by a prison officer as “a raisin in a bowl of rice”.

Prison service facing 'unprecedented challenge' as it manages three Covid-19 outbreaks
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Prison service facing 'unprecedented challenge' as it manages three Covid-19 outbreaks

Nov 18th 2021, 11:25 AM 10,367 Views 9 Comments

There are at least 63 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among inmates.

Irish Prison Service 'aware' of TikTok video claiming to be filmed in Mountjoy Prison
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Irish Prison Service 'aware' of TikTok video claiming to be filmed in Mountjoy Prison

Jul 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 50,494 Views 0 Comments

The video has been viewed more than 400,000 times.

1,200 inmates receive Covid vaccines as wider roll-out to prisons begins
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

1,200 inmates receive Covid vaccines as wider roll-out to prisons begins

Jun 16th 2021, 11:56 AM 10,612 Views 25 Comments

The vaccinations will be administered by staff from the National Ambulance Service.

Some prisoners had no access to a shower for 14 days while quarantining
# Isolation
# Isolation

Some prisoners had no access to a shower for 14 days while quarantining

Jun 11th 2021, 10:41 PM 25,719 Views 61 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has “poor adherence” with laws on handling prisoner complaints, report finds.

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
# Covid Jab
# Covid Jab

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear

Jan 16th 2021, 7:30 AM 13,016 Views 19 Comments

Some prison nurses were told they would not be included in the healthcare worker stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.

# irish-prison-service - All time

Woman becomes first confirmed Covid-19 case in Irish prison system
# Prison
# Prison

Woman becomes first confirmed Covid-19 case in Irish prison system

Aug 22nd 2020, 3:58 PM 40,156 Views 28 Comments

It is understood the woman has been in quarantine since her incarceration.

Visiting restrictions relaxed further for prisoners - except at Portlaoise and Midlands prisons
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Visiting restrictions relaxed further for prisoners - except at Portlaoise and Midlands prisons

Aug 17th 2020, 3:46 PM 11,671 Views 6 Comments

Limits on visiting were introduced at the start of the Covid-19 crisis.

Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested

Jun 24th 2020, 8:00 PM 26,729 Views 30 Comments

Thirty-seven of the 55 were re-arrested for allegedly committing a range of criminal offences.

Prison visits to resume across two phases
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Prison visits to resume across two phases

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:58 PM 13,510 Views 33 Comments

The Irish Prison Service suspended visits in March because of the pandemic.

Number of people jailed for not paying court-ordered fines almost doubled in 2019
# New Report
# New Report

Number of people jailed for not paying court-ordered fines almost doubled in 2019

Jun 15th 2020, 12:05 PM 12,609 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Prison Service annual report 2019 was published today.

'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 17,194 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.

Prison Service now has temperature checks at the entrances to all prisons
# Covid-19 Measures
# Covid-19 Measures

Prison Service now has temperature checks at the entrances to all prisons

Mar 31st 2020, 7:24 PM 14,610 Views 16 Comments

“Difficulties do exist in implementing social distancing on the basis that over 52% of prisoners share cells,” a prison spokesperson said.

Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'
# Prison
# Prison

Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'

Mar 16th 2020, 10:46 AM 30,796 Views 37 Comments

Alcohol-based sanitiser was banned after prisoners drank a concoction of handwash and prescription drugs in 2014.

Coronavirus: Talks underway to reduce number of people in prison in a 'controlled manner'
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Coronavirus: Talks underway to reduce number of people in prison in a 'controlled manner'

Mar 13th 2020, 9:07 PM 49,063 Views 103 Comments

Concerns had already been raised about how the Irish Prison Service would cope with Covid-19.

Irish Prison Service set to spend €1.3 million on inmate clothing
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Irish Prison Service set to spend €1.3 million on inmate clothing

Mar 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 22,322 Views 31 Comments

Boxers must be a 50-50 cotton-polyester mix and be washable at 40ºC.

'They don’t even have the capacity to keep everyone in single cells': Concerns over potential Covid-19 spread in prisons
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'They don’t even have the capacity to keep everyone in single cells': Concerns over potential Covid-19 spread in prisons

Mar 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 29,513 Views 49 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has said that overcrowded prisons make it harder to control the spread of the viruses.

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer
# Prison Reform
# Prison Reform

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer

Oct 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,468 Views 18 Comments

There are also currently 614 prisoners on a waiting list for an intervention from prison psychology services.

Investigation launched after prisoner escapes custody while attending University Hospital Limerick
# At Large
# At Large

Investigation launched after prisoner escapes custody while attending University Hospital Limerick

Oct 24th 2019, 10:30 PM 20,489 Views 27 Comments

The man escaped from the custody of prison officers through a window at the hospital shortly before 2pm.

Irish prison strategy aims to tackle threat of drones but overcrowding remains major challenge
# Strategic Plan
# Strategic Plan

Irish prison strategy aims to tackle threat of drones but overcrowding remains major challenge

Sep 20th 2019, 8:54 AM 9,391 Views 23 Comments

The Justice Minister launched the Irish Prison Service Strategic Plan 2019-2022 yesterday.

Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison
# Released
# Released

Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison

Aug 16th 2019, 11:57 AM 63,134 Views 121 Comments

The former sports journalist was jailed for the sexual exploitation and defilement of a child.

Evidence to suggest tracking device was placed on private car of prison officer, report finds
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Evidence to suggest tracking device was placed on private car of prison officer, report finds

Jul 25th 2019, 5:39 PM 15,341 Views 4 Comments

The report was carried out by the Inspector of Prisons.

Opinion: I want to change the way society sees ex-offenders so I organised a TEDx Talk in Mountjoy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: I want to change the way society sees ex-offenders so I organised a TEDx Talk in Mountjoy

Apr 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,920 Views 42 Comments

Ex prisoners took to the stage to deliver talks to an audience of prisoners, senior policymakers, politicians, activists, education-providers, and employers, writes Nikki Gallagher.

Prisoner escapes from custody while receiving treatment at St James's Hospital in Dublin
# Escaped
# Escaped

Prisoner escapes from custody while receiving treatment at St James's Hospital in Dublin

Mar 20th 2019, 1:45 PM 88,770 Views 33 Comments

The incident happened at around 10am this morning.

Boy awarded €35,000 after contracting TB from dad who picked it up from prisoners at work
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Boy awarded €35,000 after contracting TB from dad who picked it up from prisoners at work

Feb 19th 2019, 2:35 PM 22,516 Views 0 Comments

The judge said the boy had “suffered a nasty little life experience” but had fortunately fully recovered.

Investigation into claims of 'unauthorised surveillance' in Irish prisons to finish in February
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Investigation into claims of 'unauthorised surveillance' in Irish prisons to finish in February

Jan 17th 2019, 6:11 AM 14,973 Views 0 Comments

The examination of claims by a prison officer was ordered by the Justice Minister in November.

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons
# Bugged
# Bugged

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons

Nov 22nd 2018, 2:20 PM 14,267 Views 0 Comments

Revelations that officers’ vehicles had been bugged were published today in the Irish Examiner.

Search launched after prisoner escapes from Dublin courthouse
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

Search launched after prisoner escapes from Dublin courthouse

Nov 9th 2018, 7:52 PM 29,817 Views 28 Comments

The man escaped from the Cloverhill court in Clondalkin, west Dublin this morning.

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates
# Pastoral Care
# Pastoral Care

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates

Jul 29th 2018, 4:00 PM 14,171 Views 49 Comments

There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.

Prison service investigating two staff allegations about management practices
# Protected Disclosure
# Protected Disclosure

Prison service investigating two staff allegations about management practices

Jun 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,080 Views 1 Comment

Another case under consideration from 2016 involves allegations of penalisation.

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines
# Justice
# Justice

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines

Jun 25th 2018, 3:37 PM 10,490 Views 31 Comments

More than 2,000 people were sent to prison for failure to pay a court-imposed fine last year.

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year
# Court Fines
# Court Fines

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,178 Views 24 Comments

The latest figures shows there has been a significant drop in the number of imprisonments following new legislation.

Man accused of murdering estranged wife Joanne Lee found dead in Mountjoy Prison
# Ranelagh
# Ranelagh

Man accused of murdering estranged wife Joanne Lee found dead in Mountjoy Prison

Apr 12th 2018, 9:57 AM 71,072 Views 8 Comments

Joanne Lee’s body was found in a flat in Ranelagh.

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