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# prison - Saturday 31 August, 2019

US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver

Aug 31st 2019, 12:45 PM 30,692 Views 0 Comments

After almost six hours of labour, Diana Sanchez gave birth to a boy.

# prison - Friday 30 August, 2019

Woman who held pensioner as slave and forced her to sleep in outhouse jailed in England
# Maria Miller
# Maria Miller

Woman who held pensioner as slave and forced her to sleep in outhouse jailed in England

Aug 30th 2019, 10:38 PM 57,139 Views 28 Comments

The victim, now aged 74, has learning difficulties.

# prison - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his suicide
# Epstein
# Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his suicide

Aug 20th 2019, 7:25 AM 37,444 Views 26 Comments

Lawyers representing women who claim they were sexually abused by Epstein have vowed to go after his assets.

# prison - Friday 16 August, 2019

Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison
# Released
# Released

Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison

Aug 16th 2019, 11:57 AM 63,021 Views 124 Comments

The former sports journalist was jailed for the sexual exploitation and defilement of a child.

# prison - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Two prison guards put on leave after Jeffrey Epstein's death
# New York
# New York

Two prison guards put on leave after Jeffrey Epstein's death

Aug 13th 2019, 8:36 PM 31,175 Views 9 Comments

The convicted paedophile was found dead in a prison cell in New York at the weekend.

# prison - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Brazilian prisoner who tried to escape disguised as daughter found dead in his cell
# Clauvino Da Silva
# Clauvino Da Silva

Brazilian prisoner who tried to escape disguised as daughter found dead in his cell

Aug 6th 2019, 8:23 PM 71,121 Views 23 Comments

Clauvino da Silva tried to walk out the front door of a Rio de Janeiro jail at the weekend.

# prison - Monday 29 July, 2019

Putin-critic Alexei Navalny sent back to prison after suspicious 'allergic reaction'
# Opposition Leader
# Opposition Leader

Putin-critic Alexei Navalny sent back to prison after suspicious 'allergic reaction'

Updated Jul 29th 2019, 10:10 PM 28,252 Views 66 Comments

Alexei Navalny is serving a 30-day sentence for calling a mass protest in Moscow.

# prison - Friday 26 July, 2019

'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill
# Cloverhill
# Cloverhill

'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill

Jul 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,553 Views 10 Comments

The Prison Officers Association has called for the provision of protective equipment like batons and pepper spray for staff.

# prison - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison
# Joaquin Guzman
# Joaquin Guzman

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Jul 17th 2019, 4:23 PM 20,180 Views 25 Comments

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

# prison - Monday 17 June, 2019

Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year
# Probation Service
# Probation Service

Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year

Jun 17th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,828 Views 11 Comments

The 2018 annual report of the Probation Service is published today.

# prison - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents
# Wisconsin
# Wisconsin

Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents

May 25th 2019, 10:27 AM 15,926 Views 31 Comments

Jake Patterson (21) pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

# prison - Friday 10 May, 2019

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison
# Freed
# Freed

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison

May 10th 2019, 11:41 AM 34,059 Views 47 Comments

Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .

# prison - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone
# Prison
# Prison

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone

May 2nd 2019, 5:39 PM 22,611 Views 41 Comments

The POA said prison officers are dealing with assaults on a daily basis.

Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn
# Criminal
# Criminal

Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn

May 2nd 2019, 8:48 AM 16,248 Views 60 Comments

The prison population in Ireland has seen the number of inmates rise by hundreds in Irish prisons over the past three years.

# prison - Friday 29 March, 2019

Escaped murderer extradited from Republic to Northern Ireland
# Paul Johnston
# Paul Johnston

Escaped murderer extradited from Republic to Northern Ireland

Mar 29th 2019, 3:14 PM 11,328 Views 0 Comments

Paul Johnston was serving a life sentence when he absconded from prison in 2017.

# 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 12,983 Views 3 Comments

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

# prison - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

'Radicalised' inmate shot and detained after slashing guards in French prison attack
# Michael Chiolo
# Michael Chiolo

'Radicalised' inmate shot and detained after slashing guards in French prison attack

Mar 6th 2019, 7:49 AM 12,191 Views 2 Comments

The raid also left prisoner Michael Chiolo’s visiting partner fatally wounded.

# prison - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law
# Prison Education
# Prison Education

Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law

Feb 23rd 2019, 9:30 AM 15,925 Views 28 Comments

“It is not just someone banging on about the law for an hour, there are lesson plans in place.”

# prison - Friday 15 February, 2019

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff
# Prison Service
# Prison Service

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff

Feb 15th 2019, 6:20 AM 17,144 Views 19 Comments

The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.

# prison - Friday 28 December, 2018

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018

Dec 28th 2018, 11:32 AM 12,302 Views 7 Comments

There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.

# prison - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Couple who named their son after Hitler sentenced to prison for membership of banned right-wing group
# Birmingham
# Birmingham

Couple who named their son after Hitler sentenced to prison for membership of banned right-wing group

Dec 18th 2018, 3:21 PM 44,345 Views 42 Comments

The pair were members of the banned group National Action.

# prison - Friday 9 November, 2018

Inside the new Violence Reduction Unit at the Midlands Prison - designed for the nation's most violent criminals
# Violence Reduction
# Violence Reduction

Inside the new Violence Reduction Unit at the Midlands Prison - designed for the nation's most violent criminals

Nov 9th 2018, 5:40 PM 22,753 Views 45 Comments

The unit has the ability to house nine criminals.

# prison - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Man (37) who killed nephew's friend sentenced to 9 years in prison
# Tramore
# Tramore

Man (37) who killed nephew's friend sentenced to 9 years in prison

Oct 18th 2018, 8:39 PM 23,585 Views 14 Comments

The victim’s brother told the court that his family took no comfort knowing that Michael O’Dwyer died “afraid and alone”.

# prison - Monday 15 October, 2018

Man accused of attacking Sean Cox tells court he 'made friends' with Liverpool fans in prison
# Anfield
# Anfield

Man accused of attacking Sean Cox tells court he 'made friends' with Liverpool fans in prison

Oct 15th 2018, 9:57 PM 16,209 Views 0 Comments

21-year-old Filippo Lombardi has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on the 53-year-old Irishman.

# prison - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland

Oct 4th 2018, 11:32 AM 37,618 Views 94 Comments

The overall rate of suicide deaths has decreased in recent years.

# prison - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Freddie Thompson moved to protective custody after row with another killer
# Kinahan Hutch Feud
# Kinahan Hutch Feud

Freddie Thompson moved to protective custody after row with another killer

Sep 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 77,077 Views 41 Comments

He is serving life for the feud murder of Daithí Douglas.

# prison - Thursday 23 August, 2018

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release
# Iran
# Iran

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release

Aug 23rd 2018, 3:33 PM 15,272 Views 13 Comments

She is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition – a charge she has always denied.

# prison - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates
# Pastoral Care
# Pastoral Care

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates

Jul 29th 2018, 4:00 PM 14,071 Views 49 Comments

There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.

# prison - Monday 25 June, 2018

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines
# Justice
# Justice

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines

Jun 25th 2018, 3:37 PM 10,478 Views 31 Comments

More than 2,000 people were sent to prison for failure to pay a court-imposed fine last year.

# prison - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'
# Column
# Column

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'

Jun 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 16,817 Views 20 Comments

I think some people baulk a little when they hear reports of major improvements being made to prison conditions, and of resources being spent on education and training, writes Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# prison - Thursday 21 June, 2018

David Drumm begins his six year jail term in Mountjoy Prison
# David Drumm
# David Drumm

David Drumm begins his six year jail term in Mountjoy Prison

Jun 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 30,262 Views 48 Comments

Drumm was yesterday sentenced for his part in a multi-billion euro bank fraud scheme.

# prison - Friday 8 June, 2018

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year
# Court Fines
# Court Fines

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,147 Views 24 Comments

The latest figures shows there has been a significant drop in the number of imprisonments following new legislation.

# prison - Friday 18 May, 2018

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey
# Interview
# Interview

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey

May 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 12,488 Views 7 Comments

Kurdish journalist Nurcan Baysal is facing a three-year jail term for calling out the government of Recep Erdogan regarding atrocities committed on the Turkish/Syrian border.

# prison - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Prison inmate died after being passed package by fiancée during visit
# Wheatfield
# Wheatfield

Prison inmate died after being passed package by fiancée during visit

May 15th 2018, 6:23 PM 49,871 Views 0 Comments

The package was not recovered.

# prison - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Man who stole over €5,200 worth of diesel from Applegreen station gets four-and-a-half years
# Prison
# Prison

Man who stole over €5,200 worth of diesel from Applegreen station gets four-and-a-half years

Apr 28th 2018, 9:30 AM 44,589 Views 67 Comments

The judge noted that he was a man of considerable abilities but said getting away with crime wasn’t one of them.

# prison - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Man accused of murdering estranged wife Joanne Lee found dead in Mountjoy Prison
# Ranelagh
# Ranelagh

Man accused of murdering estranged wife Joanne Lee found dead in Mountjoy Prison

Apr 12th 2018, 9:57 AM 71,045 Views 8 Comments

Joanne Lee’s body was found in a flat in Ranelagh.

# prison - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'
# Michael Inside
# Michael Inside

'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'

Apr 11th 2018, 7:00 PM 25,532 Views 19 Comments

The Irish film explores the impact of prison on a young teenager, and was inspired by real-life stories.

# prison - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Brothers convicted of brutally killing parents nearly 30 years ago reunited in prison
# Menendez Brothers
# Menendez Brothers

Brothers convicted of brutally killing parents nearly 30 years ago reunited in prison

Apr 7th 2018, 3:21 PM 73,310 Views 25 Comments

The Menendez brothers are serving life in prison for the murder of their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion in 1989.

# prison - Monday 2 April, 2018

Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:59 PM 17,785 Views 7 Comments

The case sparked a political firestorm when Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee she was in Iran “training journalists”.

# prison - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme

Feb 24th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,742 Views 6 Comments

The woman stole the funds from a financial services firm to help keep her ill husband’s business afloat.