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#Midlands Prison

# midlands-prison - Monday 2 November, 2020

Additional measures in place at Midlands Prison after six staff test positive
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Additional measures in place at Midlands Prison after six staff test positive

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:10 PM 24,046 Views 3 Comments

Widespread testing has been carried out across the campus.

# midlands-prison - Monday 17 August, 2020

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 11,610 Views 5 Comments

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

# midlands-prison - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Investigation launched following fire at Midlands Prison
# Fire
# Fire

Investigation launched following fire at Midlands Prison

Mar 12th 2019, 6:51 PM 12,965 Views 3 Comments

Early indications suggest faulty wiring was the cause of the blaze.

# midlands-prison - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Prison service defends luxuries in new violence reduction unit for country's most dangerous inmates
# Violence Reduction
# Violence Reduction

Prison service defends luxuries in new violence reduction unit for country's most dangerous inmates

Nov 10th 2018, 8:30 AM 22,405 Views 77 Comments

‘If they don’t experience some normality in prison how are they going to behave normally outside?’

# midlands-prison - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Gardaí investigating alleged rape of inmate in Midlands Prison
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Gardaí investigating alleged rape of inmate in Midlands Prison

Aug 16th 2018, 12:04 PM 61,676 Views 81 Comments

The man has given a statement to gardaí.

# midlands-prison - Friday 14 July, 2017

Riot squads were used at least once a day in Portlaoise Prison last year
# Riots
# Riots

Riot squads were used at least once a day in Portlaoise Prison last year

Jul 14th 2017, 6:07 AM 11,283 Views 18 Comments

A team typically would be made up of five or six wearing riot gear including a helmet and shield.

# midlands-prison - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner

Jul 23rd 2016, 7:15 AM 16,235 Views 50 Comments

Criticisms are contained in a report into the death of a 65-year-old man at the prison last year.

# midlands-prison - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist

May 4th 2016, 1:32 PM 25,488 Views 104 Comments

The matter is the subject of a Garda investigation.

# midlands-prison - Monday 9 November, 2015

Non-smoking prisoners should be kept apart from smokers, report into death of inmate says

Non-smoking prisoners should be kept apart from smokers, report into death of inmate says

Nov 9th 2015, 4:46 PM 13,705 Views 0 Comments

The report said the cause of the man’s death was most likely a cardiac arrest induced from blunt force trauma to the head and body.

# midlands-prison - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell

May 9th 2015, 11:03 AM 24,261 Views 46 Comments

It’s the second death of a prisoner in 24 hours.

# midlands-prison - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison
# Safety
# Safety

Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison

Mar 8th 2015, 7:55 PM 33,979 Views 49 Comments

One officer needs 14 stitches.

# midlands-prison - Sunday 25 May, 2014

'From scumbag to student': The power of prison education
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

'From scumbag to student': The power of prison education

May 25th 2014, 8:00 AM 18,314 Views 54 Comments

A former prisoner, who went from drug dealer to master’s student, has called for more funding for education in prisons. He admitted it will be “a hard sell”.

# midlands-prison - Monday 12 November, 2012

Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick's Institution double in 3 years
# Prison Phones
# Prison Phones

Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick's Institution double in 3 years

Nov 12th 2012, 2:50 PM 5,099 Views 11 Comments

The juvenile detention centre has had more illegal mobile phones seized so far this year than any other prison.

# midlands-prison - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Over €750,000 spent on prison sports equipment in 2010, 2011
# Balls
# Balls

Over €750,000 spent on prison sports equipment in 2010, 2011

Jul 25th 2012, 8:28 AM 3,072 Views 24 Comments

Figures released by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter show more than €80,000 was spent by Irish prisons on footballs over the last two years.

# midlands-prison - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Torture watchdog slams conditions in Irish prisons
# Prisons
# Prisons

Torture watchdog slams conditions in Irish prisons

Feb 10th 2011, 8:23 AM 2,089 Views 0 Comments

The report from a Council of Europe committee heavily criticises conditions in some of the country’s major prisons.