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# Jail

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More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion
The injured were brought to hospital and the uninjured were brought to nearby jails.
Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up?
Under current legislation, people arrested for public order offences cannot be held until they sober up.
Anglo pair in court to face sentencing for illegal loan scheme
Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan will find out today if they are to face a jail term.
Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.
'4,000 people are doing time in Irish Prisons - 4,000 families are doing time outside'
New documentary looks at how families of prisoners cope in the outside world.
Four year jail term for hooligans if Mexican politicians get their way
A spate of violence, and clashes with police, at football matches has spurred Mexico’s congress into action.
Woman freed after 32 years in jail for homicide - thanks to law students
Mary Virginia Jones claims she was innocent of charges of homicide, kidnapping and robbery.
Advice issued on using registered gas fitters after installer jailed for manslaughter
Two teenagers died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a flat in Castlerock, County Derry in August 2010.
Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days
However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.
Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements
Today Minister Shatter said a new wing in the prison will be built with capacity for 100 male and 50 female prisoners.
Professional bellydancer gets 13 years in jail for rape and sexual assault
The 30-year-old told one woman at a dance audition at his house to undress, saying he needed to check how quickly she could remove her clothes backstage, before he raped her.
Man who hacked British soldier to death sentenced to life in prison
Michael Adebolajo and his accomplice Michael Adebowale – also sentenced today – were dragged from the dock after screaming at the judge during sentencing.
Man found guilty after 'shocking' dog attack on four-year-old girl
Another dog owned by the man chased a cat into a house last year, bit a man inside and then killed the cat, the court heard.
Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months
Irish prisons are attempting to limit the use of restrictive regimes.
Pregnant teenager receives jail term after being gang-raped
The jail term has been suspended because of her pregnancy but she has also been fined around €640.
Brevik wants to hunger strike for better video games
The mass murderer has described the conditions in prison as ‘torture’.
Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend
The peace rally is being held in Shannon in opposition to the US military use of the airport.
Man remains in critical condition after Waterford attack
Gardaí investigating the serious assault arrested two males, aged 22 and 20, at around lunchtime yesterday. One has been released without charge.
Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?
Our courts seem to have affected an uncaring view towards violent and sexual crimes against women – allowing offenders to escape jail sentences by simply giving their victims a payoff. It is horrific and unacceptable.
Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison
D’Arcy, who is receiving treatment for cancer, has already been in Limerick Prison for 10 days.
Justin Bieber is now comparing himself to Michael Jackson
Morto for you, Justin.
Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in Limerick Prison
The protester has been visited by the wife of President Michael D Higgins.
Protest being held condemning the jailing of Margaretta D’Arcy
The 79-year-old woman was jailed for three months for trespassing on the runway at Shannon Airport.
New Cork prison will be "cramped and oppressive"
The Justice Minister is signing documents to give the go-ahead for the new prison, but campaigners are not happy
'Serious incident' at UK prison involved 60 prisoners and lasted 5 hours
The disturbance at HMP Oakwood, England’s largest prison, has now been resolved.
‘Peru 2′ sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in jail each
Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid were found guilty of trafficking cocaine.
Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’
The new book, Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy, charts Tom Clonan’s progression from soldier to academic and journalist and offers an honest and vivid account of life on and off duty.
UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm
That makes women prisoners four times more like to self-harm than their male counterparts.
Iceland jails bank officials for Kaupthing fraud
The four directors were sentenced to between three-and-a-half and five-and-a-half years in prison.
Over 40 per cent on probation re-offend within three years
Re-offending is higher among males and younger offenders.
Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers
Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.
Big increase in number of women being sent to jail
The number of women being sent to jail has increased by one third in the last three years, while the number of men being imprisoned has levelled off.
One murder, 112 assaults allegedly by people out on bail this year
The figures show that there were also 15 harassment and related offences carried out by people out on bail.
Student reveals "devastating" effect of her live-tweeted drinking arrest
Samantha Goudie was dubbed ‘Vodka Samm’ after her own drunken tweeting of her arrest.
Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest
The stunt was to highlight the ongoing detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists.
Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers
Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?
Former Mountjoy governor: Dole cuts likely to push young people into criminality
John Lonergan told that the cut announced in the Budget is “a terrible indication of the value we place” on our young people.
French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants
Anyone who enters a child into such a contest would face up to two years in prison.