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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Prison

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# covid jab
HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
Some prison nurses were told they would not be included in the healthcare worker stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.
# Mountjoy Prison
Man arrested after 'largest ever seizure' of prison contraband destined for Kinahan cartel inmates
The seizure was made at Mountjoy Prison earlier today.
# Justice Minister
There have been 8 deaths in prison custody to date this year, and 100 deaths in 10 years
The figures to 1 October this year are down on the 15 deaths that occurred in Irish prisons last year.
# Saga
Harry Maguire set for retrial after appeal against Greek court verdict is accepted
The Manchester United captain was handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days.
# Prison
Woman becomes first confirmed Covid-19 case in Irish prison system
It is understood the woman has been in quarantine since her incarceration.
# Covid-19
Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested
Thirty-seven of the 55 were re-arrested for allegedly committing a range of criminal offences.
# Infection Control
'Everyone had to play their part': How Ireland kept Covid-19 out of its prisons
Even with the movement of staff in and out of prisons and some 700 new committals there have been no confirmed cases among inmates.
# Lima
Nine killed in Peru prison protest against overcrowded conditions during pandemic
Officials said the nine inmates were shot during clashes with authorities.
# Iran
'An agonising wait': Decision on Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release from prison delayed again
The British-Iranian mother has been temporarily freed from Evin Prison in Tehran in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
# weinstein
Harvey Weinstein transferred to maximum-security prison in upstate New York
The former producer has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.
# Prison
Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'
Alcohol-based sanitiser was banned after prisoners drank a concoction of handwash and prescription drugs in 2014.
# Dublin
Prisoners removed after spending night on roof of Mountjoy
Mountjoy senior management have commenced an investigation into the incident.
# Annual Report
Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated'
The details of the incident are contained in the Office of Inspector of Prisons 2018 annual report.
# Cloverhill Prison
Man arrested after fellow inmate found strangled to death in Cloverhill Prison
A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
# Investigation
Man dies at Cloverhill Prison after incident involving another prisoner
A Garda investigation has been launched.
# richard huckle
One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison
Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children.
# A Rugby Life
'Some of the generals wanted me executed and that sort of craic'
Willie Anderson’s career took him to places far more frightening than the teeth of an All Black haka.
# Prison
Isis views Ireland as 'somewhere to fundraise rather than attack'
Five people are serving prison sentences in Ireland for convictions related to Islamist extremism offences, according to a new report.
# Lawsuit
US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver
After almost six hours of labour, Diana Sanchez gave birth to a boy.
# maria miller
Woman who held pensioner as slave and forced her to sleep in outhouse jailed in England
The victim, now aged 74, has learning difficulties.
# epstein
Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his suicide
Lawyers representing women who claim they were sexually abused by Epstein have vowed to go after his assets.
# Released
Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison
The former sports journalist was jailed for the sexual exploitation and defilement of a child.
# New York
Two prison guards put on leave after Jeffrey Epstein's death
The convicted paedophile was found dead in a prison cell in New York at the weekend.
# Clauvino da Silva
Brazilian prisoner who tried to escape disguised as daughter found dead in his cell
Clauvino da Silva tried to walk out the front door of a Rio de Janeiro jail at the weekend.
# opposition leader
Putin-critic Alexei Navalny sent back to prison after suspicious 'allergic reaction'
Alexei Navalny is serving a 30-day sentence for calling a mass protest in Moscow.
# Cloverhill
'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill
The Prison Officers Association has called for the provision of protective equipment like batons and pepper spray for staff.
# Joaquin Guzman
Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison
Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.
# probation service
Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year
The 2018 annual report of the Probation Service is published today.
# Wisconsin
Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents
Jake Patterson (21) pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.
# Freed
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison
Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .
# Prison
'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone
The POA said prison officers are dealing with assaults on a daily basis.
# Criminal
Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn
The prison population in Ireland has seen the number of inmates rise by hundreds in Irish prisons over the past three years.
# Paul Johnston
Escaped murderer extradited from Republic to Northern Ireland
Paul Johnston was serving a life sentence when he absconded from prison in 2017.
# Fire
Investigation launched following fire at Midlands Prison
Early indications suggest faulty wiring was the cause of the blaze.
# michael chiolo
'Radicalised' inmate shot and detained after slashing guards in French prison attack
The raid also left prisoner Michael Chiolo’s visiting partner fatally wounded.
# prison education
Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law
“It is not just someone banging on about the law for an hour, there are lesson plans in place.”
# Prison Service
'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff
The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.
# Óglaigh na hÉireann
Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018
There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.
# Birmingham
Couple who named their son after Hitler sentenced to prison for membership of banned right-wing group
The pair were members of the banned group National Action.
# violence reduction
Inside the new Violence Reduction Unit at the Midlands Prison - designed for the nation's most violent criminals
The unit has the ability to house nine criminals.