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#Irish Prisons

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Irish Prison Service contacts retired staff in a bid to get them temporarily back to work
# In Demand
# In Demand

Irish Prison Service contacts retired staff in a bid to get them temporarily back to work

Updated Mar 30th 2020, 6:24 PM 21,225 Views 11 Comments

There are currently nearly 4,200 people in Ireland’s 13 prisons.

More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds

Oct 27th 2018, 4:22 PM 12,661 Views 51 Comments

A new report by the Irish Penal Reform Trust has raised concerns over Ireland’s increasing prison population.

Electronically tagging 59 prisoners last year cost the State €116,000
# Tagged
# Tagged

Electronically tagging 59 prisoners last year cost the State €116,000

Apr 4th 2018, 6:05 AM 8,810 Views 22 Comments

A total of €116,000 was spent on the system last year.

Prison officers seized two weapons a day over the last five years
# Blades
# Blades

Prison officers seized two weapons a day over the last five years

Aug 17th 2017, 7:05 AM 6,973 Views 9 Comments

Last year alone, 435 weapons were recovered from inmates.

'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons
# High Inside
# High Inside

'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons

May 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 24,304 Views 19 Comments

There are fears that these drugs

Nine prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for over 12 months
# Solitary
# Solitary

Nine prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for over 12 months

Oct 30th 2016, 6:20 AM 16,430 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has said the safety of inmates is paramount.

Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early
# Want To Break Free
# Want To Break Free

Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early

May 4th 2015, 3:05 PM 18,982 Views 18 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald is asking the Supreme Court to clarify the law.

What goes on in Ireland's jails? Prison culture to be put under the microscope
# Prison Life
# Prison Life

What goes on in Ireland's jails? Prison culture to be put under the microscope

Feb 17th 2015, 12:40 PM 12,271 Views 16 Comments

The training and continuous development of prison staff is one aspect that will be reviewed in a major new audit.

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?

Nov 17th 2014, 3:00 PM 6,634 Views 25 Comments

Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.

Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes

Sep 10th 2014, 11:16 PM 2,930 Views 4 Comments

It was also found that child abuse was a factor in a significant number of cases

Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme
# Early Release
# Early Release

Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme

May 2nd 2012, 9:31 AM 1,857 Views 32 Comments

Minister says he doesn’t foresee any difficulties managing new programme with current probation staff levels.

Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'

Apr 27th 2012, 7:47 AM 4,564 Views 39 Comments

The Prison Officers Association is warning that overcrowding in prisons makes attacks on other prisoners and prison officers more likely.

Every prisoner death to come under independent investigation
# Prison Deaths
# Prison Deaths

Every prisoner death to come under independent investigation

Apr 20th 2012, 9:31 AM 1,448 Views 5 Comments

The inspector of prisons will investigate the death of every person in the custody of the Irish Prison Service.

39 per cent increase in people sent to prison for not paying fines
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

39 per cent increase in people sent to prison for not paying fines

Aug 25th 2011, 3:47 PM 992 Views 13 Comments

In numbers: The Irish Prison Service 2010 review shows an increase of 11.4pc in the numbers sent to prison last year overall, with over a third more people going to prison for not paying court-ordered fines.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 6th 2011, 7:34 PM 3,301 Views 3 Comments

In your Fix for this bank holiday Monday: Aer Lingus pilots’ strike averted; good news from the IMF; Turmoil in Syria; Another Cheryl Cole u-turn; Wayne Rooney’s new hair; and do you feature in our mini-marathon gallery?

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

May 30th 2011, 8:03 PM 621 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s news, including: Zuma arrives in Libya for mediation; Prison Inspector criticises investigations into prisoner deaths; and what really happens when you don’t pay your TV licence…

Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths

May 30th 2011, 7:22 PM 550 Views 0 Comments

Judge Michael Reilly says that investigations into the deaths of prisoners do not meet the standards of international best practice and lack consistency across the country’s 14 prisons.

Ireland failing to meet human rights obligations in prison system: IHRC
Live Apr 12th 2011, 6:20 PM

Ireland failing to meet human rights obligations in prison system: IHRC