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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Prison

All time
# Cloverhill
Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison
Foul play is not suspected in the man’s death.
# Crime and Punishment
'It doesn't make sense to isolate people further': Is prison the best solution to crime in Ireland?
The Law Society’s Human Rights Conference will hear suggestions today for improvements to the criminal justice system.
# Portlaoise
Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died
The Inspector of Prisons has said the people who failed in their duties in the man’s care should be held to account.
# innocent
'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate
Peter Greste – who spent over a year in an Egyptian prison with Halawa – said that it was “wonderful” that he had been released.
# Slopping Out
No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot
The High Court ruled that Gary Simpson’s right to privacy was breached.
# Sydney
Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme
Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.
# Courts
Man jailed for car crash which killed eight people asks High Court to release him from prison
Shaun Kelly was sentenced to eight years in jail with four suspended after a crash that killed eight people in Donegal.
# Justice
Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release
Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.
Oscar Pistorius brought to hospital complaining of 'chest pains'
Pistorius is serving six years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
# Mountjoy
Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard
The incident happened at around 11am yesterday morning.
# shelton abbey
Man who collected welfare and fathered child after escaping from open prison to be returned to prison
Gardaí did not enter the details of the escape on the Pulse system.
# Cairo
'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close
The next hearing will be on 25 July.
# Riots
Riot squads were used at least once a day in Portlaoise Prison last year
A team typically would be made up of five or six wearing riot gear including a helmet and shield.
# gina miller
British Viscount who offered reward for death of Remain campaigner jailed for 12 weeks
He was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after his conviction on two charges of sending menacing messages.
# Solitary Confinement
'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'
A change in prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells.
# South Carolina
Man breaks out of high-security prison using wire cutters and a drone
The 46-year-old who was convicted of kidnapping was recaptured at a Texas motel two days later.
# Crime
Some victims had their throats slit as 28 inmates killed in brutal Mexico prison riot
Rioting inmates at the prison slit their rivals’ throats and beat them to death.
# Tallaght
Eric Locke appealing life sentence for murdering Sonia Blount
The Dublin man used a fake Facebook profile to lure his ex-girlfriend to a hotel room.
# London
Man who raped ex-wife in dungeon jailed for 13 years
Police officers believe the woman came under significant pressure from family members to withdraw the allegations.
# explosives
Woman who lured police to her home with hoax 999 call in bid to kill them jailed for 16 years
Christine Connor also used photos of a Swedish model to dupe men online.
# Georgia
Two inmates 'dangerous beyond description' on the run after killing guards
“My biggest worry is they’re going to kill somebody else.”
# the full monty
Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked
The incident happened yesterday afternoon.
# Tamaulipas
Four dead, including three police officers, in Mexican prison shootout
The hours-long gun battle broke out due to a conflict between prisoner factions.
# warring cartels
Murders, corruption and crime: The hell of Mexican prisons
Gangs have effective control of cell blocks in some jails and fight among themselves triggering riots, murders and escapes.
# Panama
Manuel Noriega, infamous dictator toppled by US army, dies aged 83
Noriega ruled the Central American country of Panama between 1983 and 1989 before being deposed by a US military invasion.
# concessions
Israel gives in to hunger strikers' demands as Palestinian prisoners call off protest
The deal was brokered by the Red Cross.
# Capital Punishment
US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle
Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.
# London
Rolf Harris to be released from prison tomorrow
Harris denies four counts of indecent assault against three teenage girls between 1971 and 1983.
# Behind Bars
Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers
There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.
# Mountjoy Prison
Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin
When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.
# Wisconsin
Prisoner dehydration death erupts into US scandal
The details of Terrill Thomas’s death have sparked national outrage.
# Executions
Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs
The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.
# protection
Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats
Gardai are taking the threats seriously.
# irish prison officers
'Staff who have been seriously assaulted cannot get a conviction': Prison officers call for more support
POA general secretary John Clinton said that reduced staffing levels were increasing the risk for serving officers.
# Loughan House
Inmate who escaped from open prison in 2015 returned to custody
John Paul Duncan was arrested by police in the UK in 2015 and extradited back to Ireland.
# Assault
Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy
Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
# under-18s
Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons
Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone will sign a ministerial order as early as this week ending the practice.
# Lethal Injection
US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period
Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.
# Ibrahim Halawa
Irish MEP: 'Time for Ireland to take legal challenge against Egypt'
Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has now been postponed for the 20th time.
# Hunger Strike
'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'
Lynn Boylan says Halawa has been ‘on hunger strikes on and off’ throughout his detention.