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# 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 18,474 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 26,227 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 12,887 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 23,037 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 20,865 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 25,369 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 87,498 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 9,918 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 19,383 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 17,590 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 8,792 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 23,957 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 49,850 Views 213 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 18,245 Views 49 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 10,153 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 32,169 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 13,802 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 22,246 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 19,318 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 15,998 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 31,518 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 11,215 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 14,563 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 12,793 Views 33 Comments

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

# prison - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Man breaks out of high-security prison using wire cutters and a drone
# South Carolina
# South Carolina

Man breaks out of high-security prison using wire cutters and a drone

Jul 8th 2017, 4:48 PM 26,124 Views 15 Comments

The 46-year-old who was convicted of kidnapping was recaptured at a Texas motel two days later.

# prison - Friday 7 July, 2017

Some victims had their throats slit as 28 inmates killed in brutal Mexico prison riot
# Crime
# Crime

Some victims had their throats slit as 28 inmates killed in brutal Mexico prison riot

Jul 7th 2017, 12:21 PM 10,088 Views 9 Comments

Rioting inmates at the prison slit their rivals’ throats and beat them to death.

# prison - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Eric Locke appealing life sentence for murdering Sonia Blount
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Eric Locke appealing life sentence for murdering Sonia Blount

Jun 27th 2017, 5:35 PM 18,160 Views 23 Comments

The Dublin man used a fake Facebook profile to lure his ex-girlfriend to a hotel room.

# prison - Friday 23 June, 2017

Man who raped ex-wife in dungeon jailed for 13 years
# London
# London

Man who raped ex-wife in dungeon jailed for 13 years

Jun 23rd 2017, 4:27 PM 34,109 Views 18 Comments

Police officers believe the woman came under significant pressure from family members to withdraw the allegations.

# prison - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Woman who lured police to her home with hoax 999 call in bid to kill them jailed for 16 years
# Explosives
# Explosives

Woman who lured police to her home with hoax 999 call in bid to kill them jailed for 16 years

Jun 20th 2017, 12:03 PM 41,406 Views 32 Comments

Christine Connor also used photos of a Swedish model to dupe men online.

# prison - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Two inmates 'dangerous beyond description' on the run after killing guards
# Georgia
# Georgia

Two inmates 'dangerous beyond description' on the run after killing guards

Jun 14th 2017, 9:03 AM 31,919 Views 19 Comments

“My biggest worry is they’re going to kill somebody else.”

Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked
# The Full Monty
# The Full Monty

Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked

Jun 14th 2017, 7:58 AM 16,469 Views 45 Comments

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

# prison - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Four dead, including three police officers, in Mexican prison shootout
# Tamaulipas
# Tamaulipas

Four dead, including three police officers, in Mexican prison shootout

Jun 7th 2017, 10:33 AM 6,716 Views 3 Comments

The hours-long gun battle broke out due to a conflict between prisoner factions.

# prison - Monday 5 June, 2017

Murders, corruption and crime: The hell of Mexican prisons
# Warring Cartels
# Warring Cartels

Murders, corruption and crime: The hell of Mexican prisons

Jun 5th 2017, 7:30 AM 22,430 Views 8 Comments

Gangs have effective control of cell blocks in some jails and fight among themselves triggering riots, murders and escapes.

# prison - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Manuel Noriega, infamous dictator toppled by US army, dies aged 83
# Panama
# Panama

Manuel Noriega, infamous dictator toppled by US army, dies aged 83

May 30th 2017, 7:15 AM 10,392 Views 7 Comments

Noriega ruled the Central American country of Panama between 1983 and 1989 before being deposed by a US military invasion.

# prison - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Israel gives in to hunger strikers' demands as Palestinian prisoners call off protest
# Concessions
# Concessions

Israel gives in to hunger strikers' demands as Palestinian prisoners call off protest

May 27th 2017, 10:14 AM 10,692 Views 64 Comments

The deal was brokered by the Red Cross.

# prison - Friday 26 May, 2017

US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle

May 26th 2017, 4:33 PM 20,378 Views 28 Comments

Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.

# prison - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Rolf Harris to be released from prison tomorrow
# London
# London

Rolf Harris to be released from prison tomorrow

May 18th 2017, 8:31 PM 25,874 Views 0 Comments

Harris denies four counts of indecent assault against three teenage girls between 1971 and 1983.

# prison - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers
# Behind Bars
# Behind Bars

Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers

May 16th 2017, 6:01 AM 12,853 Views 33 Comments

There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.

# prison - Monday 15 May, 2017

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

May 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 13,914 Views 31 Comments

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

# prison - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Prisoner dehydration death erupts into US scandal
# Wisconsin
# Wisconsin

Prisoner dehydration death erupts into US scandal

May 3rd 2017, 7:46 AM 22,692 Views 45 Comments

The details of Terrill Thomas’s death have sparked national outrage.