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#Prison

# prison - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side'
# Inside Mountjoy
# Inside Mountjoy

'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side'

Feb 18th 2018, 10:00 PM 25,878 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.

# prison - Saturday 17 February, 2018

This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like

Feb 17th 2018, 6:30 PM 79,858 Views 54 Comments

Have a look inside.

# prison - Sunday 11 February, 2018

The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers
# Diversity
# Diversity

The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers

Feb 11th 2018, 10:00 PM 25,062 Views 121 Comments

TheJournal.ie was given access to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

# prison - Friday 2 February, 2018

Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons
# Solitary Confinement
# Solitary Confinement

Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons

Feb 2nd 2018, 2:20 PM 9,161 Views 45 Comments

A new report from the IPRT it says it can have a severe negative effect on prisoners’ mental health.

# prison - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Manchester attack 'hero' jailed for stealing from victims
# Chris Parker
# Chris Parker

Manchester attack 'hero' jailed for stealing from victims

Jan 30th 2018, 8:25 PM 22,858 Views 30 Comments

Chris Parker has been sentenced to over four years in prison.

# prison - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Four babies born to women in prison last year
# Born In Prison
# Born In Prison

Four babies born to women in prison last year

Jan 25th 2018, 10:39 PM 22,397 Views 51 Comments

The seven births in 2017 and 2016 follow no births to mothers in custody in 2015 with three in 2014 and two in 2013.

# prison - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

Jan 18th 2018, 10:14 AM 14,274 Views 78 Comments

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

# prison - Friday 5 January, 2018

'Serious questions' raised as victims were not told about release of 'black cab rapist'
# London
# London

'Serious questions' raised as victims were not told about release of 'black cab rapist'

Jan 5th 2018, 9:06 AM 19,958 Views 42 Comments

John Worboys was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting several women.

# prison - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Ex-partner of reality star who was convicted of acid attack caught with mobile phone in prison
# ARTHUR COLLINS
# ARTHUR COLLINS

Ex-partner of reality star who was convicted of acid attack caught with mobile phone in prison

Dec 27th 2017, 4:26 PM 13,336 Views 10 Comments

He will be sentenced in relation to the prohibited item on a later date.

# prison - Monday 25 December, 2017

This little piece of Alcatraz history was recently sold in an antique shop in Dublin
# Escape From
# Escape From

This little piece of Alcatraz history was recently sold in an antique shop in Dublin

Dec 25th 2017, 9:30 PM 40,238 Views 11 Comments

The names of all escapees of the prison island are in the notebook.

# prison - Friday 22 December, 2017

142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas

Dec 22nd 2017, 12:13 PM 8,386 Views 20 Comments

Many of the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences.

# prison - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Granny of protesting inmate lifted up in a hoist to talk him down from prison rooftop
# Cloverhill Prison
# Cloverhill Prison

Granny of protesting inmate lifted up in a hoist to talk him down from prison rooftop

Dec 19th 2017, 8:59 PM 24,274 Views 33 Comments

Eric Harcourt, aged 22, climbed onto the roof of Cloverhill Prison and remained there for over 12 hours.

# prison - Monday 18 December, 2017

Jailed sex offender takes to High Court after being disciplined for criticising victim support group
# High Court
# High Court

Jailed sex offender takes to High Court after being disciplined for criticising victim support group

Dec 18th 2017, 6:29 PM 20,130 Views 0 Comments

Brian Doolan was convicted and jailed for 12 years, with two suspended in 2016.

# prison - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail
# Crumlin/drimnagh Feud
# Crumlin/drimnagh Feud

Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail

Dec 13th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,883 Views 10 Comments

Rattigan successfully appealed against a 2001 murder conviction yesterday.

# prison - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over use of public phone
# Brawl
# Brawl

Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over use of public phone

Dec 12th 2017, 9:37 AM 43,614 Views 28 Comments

The former Paralympic champion is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

# prison - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Max Clifford has died after suffering heart attack in prison
# Cambridgeshire
# Cambridgeshire

Max Clifford has died after suffering heart attack in prison

Dec 10th 2017, 12:40 PM 64,729 Views 69 Comments

The 74-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after collapsing in prison.

# prison - Monday 4 December, 2017

Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years

Dec 4th 2017, 10:30 PM 18,482 Views 0 Comments

The 42-year-old man was aware the 13-year-old boy had recently come out as gay and that he had been a victim of previous sexual abuse.

# prison - Friday 24 November, 2017

Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison
# Wallet Search
# Wallet Search

Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison

Nov 24th 2017, 8:15 PM 26,314 Views 0 Comments

Cocaine worth €25 was allegedly found when his wallet was searched during a professional visit to the jail.

# prison - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Man to be extradited in connection with murder of prison officer David Black
# Dissident Republicans
# Dissident Republicans

Man to be extradited in connection with murder of prison officer David Black

Nov 21st 2017, 10:55 PM 12,904 Views 0 Comments

Black was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry Prison in 2012.

# prison - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Notorious US killer Charles Manson taken to hospital in California - reports
# Manson Murders
# Manson Murders

Notorious US killer Charles Manson taken to hospital in California - reports

Nov 16th 2017, 1:05 PM 23,121 Views 47 Comments

Manson was sentenced to death in 1971 for a killing spree that left seven people dead.

# prison - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder
# Courts
# Courts

'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder

Nov 8th 2017, 8:13 PM 20,963 Views 21 Comments

66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.

# prison - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

'It had a devastating impact': Two jailed for acid attack outside London grocery store
# Prison
# Prison

'It had a devastating impact': Two jailed for acid attack outside London grocery store

Nov 1st 2017, 10:25 PM 25,466 Views 41 Comments

One of the victims lost 20% of his vision as a result of his injuries.

# prison - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'I'm very happy, it's great': Ibrahim Halawa has arrived home to Dublin
# Back Home
# Back Home

'I'm very happy, it's great': Ibrahim Halawa has arrived home to Dublin

Oct 24th 2017, 11:59 AM 87,536 Views 522 Comments

The Dubliner has been speaking to the media at Terminal 1.

Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families
# Visitation
# Visitation

Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families

Oct 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,966 Views 47 Comments

Overcrowding, nutrition, healthcare and access to mental health services remain as issues for prisons in Ireland.

# prison - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Gardaí seize drugs worth estimated €270,000 and arrest four people in Dublin
# Operation Thor
# Operation Thor

Gardaí seize drugs worth estimated €270,000 and arrest four people in Dublin

Oct 14th 2017, 5:41 PM 19,399 Views 0 Comments

The operation was carried out as part of operation Thor by members of the Divisional Task Force based in Ballymun.

# prison - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison
# Cloverhill
# Cloverhill

Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison

Oct 11th 2017, 6:44 PM 17,600 Views 36 Comments

Foul play is not suspected in the man’s death.

# prison - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'It doesn't make sense to isolate people further': Is prison the best solution to crime in Ireland?
# Crime And Punishment
# Crime And Punishment

'It doesn't make sense to isolate people further': Is prison the best solution to crime in Ireland?

Oct 7th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,836 Views 79 Comments

The Law Society’s Human Rights Conference will hear suggestions today for improvements to the criminal justice system.

# prison - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died

Sep 19th 2017, 3:59 PM 24,008 Views 22 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons has said the people who failed in their duties in the man’s care should be held to account.

'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate
# Innocent
# Innocent

'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate

Sep 19th 2017, 9:29 AM 49,883 Views 209 Comments

Peter Greste – who spent over a year in an Egyptian prison with Halawa – said that it was “wonderful” that he had been released.

# prison - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot
# Slopping Out
# Slopping Out

No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot

Sep 13th 2017, 12:43 PM 18,350 Views 45 Comments

The High Court ruled that Gary Simpson’s right to privacy was breached.

# prison - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme
# Sydney
# Sydney

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Aug 27th 2017, 1:00 PM 10,161 Views 6 Comments

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

# prison - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Man jailed for car crash which killed eight people asks High Court to release him from prison
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for car crash which killed eight people asks High Court to release him from prison

Aug 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 32,238 Views 41 Comments

Shaun Kelly was sentenced to eight years in jail with four suspended after a crash that killed eight people in Donegal.

# prison - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release
# Justice
# Justice

Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release

Aug 20th 2017, 7:00 AM 13,876 Views 19 Comments

Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.

# prison - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Oscar Pistorius brought to hospital complaining of 'chest pains'
# UNDER OBSERVATION
# UNDER OBSERVATION

Oscar Pistorius brought to hospital complaining of 'chest pains'

Aug 3rd 2017, 8:10 PM 22,248 Views 29 Comments

Pistorius is serving six years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

# prison - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard
# Mountjoy
# Mountjoy

Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard

Aug 1st 2017, 6:59 PM 19,333 Views 35 Comments

The incident happened at around 11am yesterday morning.

# prison - Friday 28 July, 2017

Man who collected welfare and fathered child after escaping from open prison to be returned to prison
# Shelton Abbey
# Shelton Abbey

Man who collected welfare and fathered child after escaping from open prison to be returned to prison

Jul 28th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,038 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí did not enter the details of the escape on the Pulse system.

# prison - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close
# Cairo
# Cairo

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close

Jul 16th 2017, 5:57 PM 31,528 Views 156 Comments

The next hearing will be on 25 July.

# 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 11,341 Views 18 Comments

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

# prison - Thursday 13 July, 2017

British Viscount who offered reward for death of Remain campaigner jailed for 12 weeks
# Gina Miller
# Gina Miller

British Viscount who offered reward for death of Remain campaigner jailed for 12 weeks

Jul 13th 2017, 6:35 PM 14,574 Views 35 Comments

He was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after his conviction on two charges of sending menacing messages.

# prison - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'
# Solitary Confinement
# Solitary Confinement

'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'

Jul 9th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,868 Views 31 Comments

A change in prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells.