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# Locked Up

Last year
Nottingham Forest fan jailed for headbutting Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp
30-year-old season ticket holder Robert Biggs has been handed a 24-week sentence.
All time
Swedish mother no longer suspected of holding son captive for decades
Reports said the man could barely walk, had almost no teeth and limited speech ability.
French teenager spent two weeks in US detention after she crossed Canada border jogging on beach
‘We were locked up all the time and in the yard there was barbed wire and dogs.’
This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like
Have a look inside.
Six men jailed for attacking French rugby players with machetes and knives
Clermont trio Aurelien Rougerie, Benjamin Kayser and Julien Pierre suffered several injuries after the incident outside a nightclub.
'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016
Ten Irish people were sent to prison in the US this year, there were seven new cases in Australia and six in France.
Explosives, ammo and forensic suits: Irishman jailed for 14 years after republican arsenal seized
Cavan man Barry Petticrew found in possession of bomb-making equipment in 2014.
Convicted child rapist who assaulted girl for two years until she became pregnant jailed for 11 years
The man also sexually assaulted the victim’s three sisters.
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.
These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners
There are around 1,200 Irish nationals imprisoned abroad.
US student arrested in North Korea over 'hostile act'
The country has not given details of exactly what 21-year-old Otto Frederick Warmbier did.
Argentinian man accused of locking his wife and autistic son in a cage for years
He allegedly fed his son dog food.
Man gets five years in prison for harassing woman - while in prison
Carlos Boente bragged about having the woman’s house burgled.
Woman arrested in Sweden after daughters 'locked up for a decade'
“The blinds were always pulled down there and we haven’t heard any noise from the apartment.”
How many people are in prison in Ireland right now?
And how are they being trained for life outside?
Ibrahim Halawa on hunger strike in Egyptian prison
The teenager has been in an Egyptian prison for a year.
Gardaí to debate law on holding drunk prisoners until they sober up
Delegates at the GRA conference will debate the legal implications of doing this, with one who is in favour of the motion saying it would help keep intoxicated prisoners safe.
US couple arrested for locking daughter, 8, in a cage
The couple have been charged with child negligence after the girl, who has a developmental condition, was found in a home-made wooden cage in New Mexico.
Damning report into St Patrick's finds forced stripping, excessive force and intimidation
The latest report by the Inspector of Prisons has found systematic violation of the human rights of the offenders held in St Patrick’s Institution.
101 prisoners claimed social welfare despite being behind bars this year
The Department of Social Protection has been cracking down on the number of prisoners who claim social welfare benefits while in jail.
Behind bars: Mayweather turns himself in for 90-day jail term
50 Cent was on hand to give his friend some morale support. ‘He’ll be alright’, said the rapper.
John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud
The former governor of Mountjoy said that prison should only be used as a last resort when somebody is a risk to society.
40 per cent of prisoners in St Patrick's are on protection
Prisoners at the institution, which houses offenders aged 16 to 21, are placed on protection when they are under threat from other inmates or pose a risk to the prison population.
Guatemalan gets 6,060 year sentence over massacre
The 54-year-old was a former member of an elite military force involved in the killing of 201 people in a 1982 massacre during Guatemala’s civil war.
Woman locked in bathroom for 10 years is freed
The Palestinian woman (20), said she was locked up by her father from the age of 10. She said she survived by dreaming of seeing sunshine again.
Pakistani trio jailed for cricket fixing scam
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been handed custodial sentences after they were found guilty of spot fixing.