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# Jail

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Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health
He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.
Poll: Should parents who impose a vegan diet on their children be sanctioned?
A new bill facing the Italian parliament could see such parents facing jail time for failing to provide an adequate diet for their children.
New bill in Italy aims to jail parents who impose vegan diet on children
The bill follows a series of high-profile cases in which children became ill after allegedly being restricted to a vegan diet.
Pregnant teenage girl with 26 convictions jailed after 'stamping and kicking man's head 15 times'
Fifteen months of her three-year sentence has been suspended.
Man and woman jailed for two years for human trafficking offences
Police rescued 13 victims during an operation in Belfast three years ago.
French mother who left her baby to die on a winter beach jailed for 20 years
Fabienne Kabou had blamed the killing on “witchcraft”.
Dutch woman convicted of adultery after reporting rape in Qatar
The male defendant in the case was sentenced to 140 lashes, but he will not serve any jail time.
Saved by the Bell star back in jail after violating probation
Dustin Diamond was recently released after serving time for disorderly conduct and concealed-weapon convictions.
Fate of Melissa Reid to be decided in coming days
The Scottish native has been in a Peruvian jail since 2013.
Ibrahim Halawa transferred prisons and is not missing
It was earlier reported that he had been moved and his family were unaware of his whereabouts.
Judge warns mother she'll go to jail if daughter misses another day at school
The 15-year-old has already missed 60% of the current school term.
The man who raped and killed Jill Meagher is appealing for his jail time to be cut
Bayley was subsequently found guilty of raping three other women, two in the same year as Meagher’s brutal murder.
Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman
He had met her on a night out and offered her a lift home.
Man facing jail for saying women cheat on their husbands
The comments created a stir in southern Egypt.
After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life
Of her first 29 months in jail, Hailey served about 27 alone in a 6-by-10-foot cell, with a bed, a toilet and a few books to pass the time.
Waterford coach jailed for sex abuse was 'a beast' and 'an animal', say victims
He will spend 14 years in prison.
Wicklow man jailed for carrying out dangerous electrical work
Michael O’Connell received a six-month sentence after his work was found to have posed a serious safety risk to the occupants of the house.
When life means life: 'God help me. The devil made me do it'
In the 1970s, two serial killers from the UK came to Ireland planning to rape and kill a woman every week.
No charges in controversial jailhouse death of black woman
Sandra Bland’s family had disputed the coronor’s conclusion that she died by suicide.
A father in the UK has been jailed for murdering his six-month old son
Piotr Sobczyk will serve a minimum of 16 and a half years.
Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again
In a harsh statement, Cairo also called on the European body to reconsider its approach to similar cases in the future.
Here's how the two most infamous drug barons in history compare with each other
Colombia’s Pablo Escobar and Mexico’s Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman proved to be a law unto themselves.
Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them
“Prison is about network-building and if those on the inside aren’t educated, this will foster more crime on the outside.”
US judge makes defendants give blood or face going to jail
An ethics complaint has been lodged against Judge Marvin Wiggins.
Parole board meeting today to reconsider Oscar Pistorius' release
Earlier this week Pistorius’s family accused officials of bowing to “political and media hype” after the star’s release was again delayed.
Watch the moment Barack Obama met jailed drug dealers for a new prison documentary
The programme looks at whether non-violent drug dealers should face long jail-terms.
Karen Buckley murderer to appeal length of prison sentence
Alexander Pacteau was ordered to serve a minimum of 23 years in prison before he can apply for parole.
Teen who attacked and humiliated two girls in viral video avoids jail
The girl has been remanded into council accommodation for her own safety.
Woman who died in Texas jail cell told police of previous suicide attempt
The woman’s family disputes this claim and their lawyer said social activists like Bland “don’t take their own life”.
Father in Roscommon 'House of Horrors' will spend less time in jail
He will now spend 11 years in prison, 18 months less than previously expected.
A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence
A substantial proportion of people did not know it is a crime to get an abortion when a woman’s life is not at risk.
'All bark and no bite': No one will be brought to court over water charges until 2017
Legislation published yesterday would also abolish imprisonment of people who refuse to pay.
Sisters abused and neglected by parents before toddler sexually assaulted by paedophile babysitter
Michael O’Brien was today sentenced to three and a half years for sexually assaulting the youngest sibling.
Rapist unwilling to engage in sex offenders programme gets extra jail time
The 54-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 60 counts of sexual assault of six sisters between 1994 and 2005.
"We are relieved": Tourists who stripped naked on 'sacred mountain' allowed to go home
Some in the country blamed them for causing a deadly earthquake on the mountain.
Son says his mum "wouldn't help" these dangerous convicted killers escape prison
A huge search for the two men is ongoing.
Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k
New DNA evidence proved the two men were not guilty of the murder in 1983. They spent three decades in prison.
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,
Men who strangled nun with typewriter cord get life sentences
The accused “showed no remorse”.