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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Prison

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# Iran
British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release
She is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition – a charge she has always denied.
# pastoral care
Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates
There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.
# Justice
'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines
More than 2,000 people were sent to prison for failure to pay a court-imposed fine last year.
'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'
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.
# David Drumm
David Drumm begins his six year jail term in Mountjoy Prison
Drumm was yesterday sentenced for his part in a multi-billion euro bank fraud scheme.
# Court Fines
Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year
The latest figures shows there has been a significant drop in the number of imprisonments following new legislation.
# Interview
'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey
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.
# wheatfield
Prison inmate died after being passed package by fiancée during visit
The package was not recovered.
# Prison
Man who stole over €5,200 worth of diesel from Applegreen station gets four-and-a-half years
The judge noted that he was a man of considerable abilities but said getting away with crime wasn’t one of them.
# Ranelagh
Man accused of murdering estranged wife Joanne Lee found dead in Mountjoy Prison
Joanne Lee’s body was found in a flat in Ranelagh.
# michael inside
'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'
The Irish film explores the impact of prison on a young teenager, and was inspired by real-life stories.
# menendez brothers
Brothers convicted of brutally killing parents nearly 30 years ago reunited in prison
The Menendez brothers are serving life in prison for the murder of their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion in 1989.
# Anniversary
Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release
The case sparked a political firestorm when Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee she was in Iran “training journalists”.
# Rehabilitation
Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme
The woman stole the funds from a financial services firm to help keep her ill husband’s business afloat.
# inside mountjoy
'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side' was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.
# Locked Up
This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like
Have a look inside.
# diversity
The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers was given access to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin yesterday afternoon.
# Solitary Confinement
Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons
A new report from the IPRT it says it can have a severe negative effect on prisoners’ mental health.
# chris parker
Manchester attack 'hero' jailed for stealing from victims
Chris Parker has been sentenced to over four years in prison.
# born in prison
Four babies born to women in prison last year
The seven births in 2017 and 2016 follow no births to mothers in custody in 2015 with three in 2014 and two in 2013.
# Mountjoy Prison
Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection
120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.
# London
'Serious questions' raised as victims were not told about release of 'black cab rapist'
John Worboys was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting several women.
Ex-partner of reality star who was convicted of acid attack caught with mobile phone in prison
He will be sentenced in relation to the prohibited item on a later date.
# Escape from
This little piece of Alcatraz history was recently sold in an antique shop in Dublin
The names of all escapees of the prison island are in the notebook.
# Irish Prison Service
142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas
Many of the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences.
# Cloverhill Prison
Granny of protesting inmate lifted up in a hoist to talk him down from prison rooftop
Eric Harcourt, aged 22, climbed onto the roof of Cloverhill Prison and remained there for over 12 hours.
# High Court
Jailed sex offender takes to High Court after being disciplined for criticising victim support group
Brian Doolan was convicted and jailed for 12 years, with two suspended in 2016.
# crumlin/drimnagh feud
Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail
Rattigan successfully appealed against a 2001 murder conviction yesterday.
# Brawl
Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over use of public phone
The former Paralympic champion is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
# Cambridgeshire
Max Clifford has died after suffering heart attack in prison
The 74-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after collapsing in prison.
# Courts
Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years
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.
# wallet search
Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison
Cocaine worth €25 was allegedly found when his wallet was searched during a professional visit to the jail.
# Dissident Republicans
Man to be extradited in connection with murder of prison officer David Black
Black was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry Prison in 2012.
# Manson murders
Notorious US killer Charles Manson taken to hospital in California - reports
Manson was sentenced to death in 1971 for a killing spree that left seven people dead.
# Courts
'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder
66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.
# Prison
'It had a devastating impact': Two jailed for acid attack outside London grocery store
One of the victims lost 20% of his vision as a result of his injuries.
# Back Home
'I'm very happy, it's great': Ibrahim Halawa has arrived home to Dublin
The Dubliner has been speaking to the media at Terminal 1.
# visitation
Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families
Overcrowding, nutrition, healthcare and access to mental health services remain as issues for prisons in Ireland.
# Operation Thor
Gardaí seize drugs worth estimated €270,000 and arrest four people in Dublin
The operation was carried out as part of operation Thor by members of the Divisional Task Force based in Ballymun.
# Cloverhill
Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison
Foul play is not suspected in the man’s death.