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#Prison

# prison - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs
# Executions
# Executions

Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs

Apr 29th 2017, 11:47 AM 12,474 Views 48 Comments

The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.

Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats
# Protection
# Protection

Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats

Apr 29th 2017, 5:30 AM 13,260 Views 13 Comments

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

# prison - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'Staff who have been seriously assaulted cannot get a conviction': Prison officers call for more support
# Irish Prison Officers
# Irish Prison Officers

'Staff who have been seriously assaulted cannot get a conviction': Prison officers call for more support

Apr 27th 2017, 3:00 AM 7,526 Views 17 Comments

POA general secretary John Clinton said that reduced staffing levels were increasing the risk for serving officers.

# prison - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Inmate who escaped from open prison in 2015 returned to custody
# Loughan House
# Loughan House

Inmate who escaped from open prison in 2015 returned to custody

Mar 29th 2017, 12:37 PM 13,510 Views 0 Comments

John Paul Duncan was arrested by police in the UK in 2015 and extradited back to Ireland.

# prison - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy
# Assault
# Assault

Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy

Mar 28th 2017, 1:22 PM 26,433 Views 0 Comments

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons
# Under-18s
# Under-18s

Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons

Mar 28th 2017, 1:20 PM 12,155 Views 21 Comments

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone will sign a ministerial order as early as this week ending the practice.

# prison - Saturday 25 March, 2017

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period
# Lethal Injection
# Lethal Injection

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period

Mar 25th 2017, 5:00 PM 28,087 Views 47 Comments

Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.

# prison - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Irish MEP: 'Time for Ireland to take legal challenge against Egypt'
# Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa

Irish MEP: 'Time for Ireland to take legal challenge against Egypt'

Mar 22nd 2017, 10:00 PM 31,233 Views 174 Comments

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has now been postponed for the 20th time.

# prison - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'
# Hunger Strike
# Hunger Strike

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'

Mar 19th 2017, 2:25 PM 42,618 Views 161 Comments

Lynn Boylan says Halawa has been ‘on hunger strikes on and off’ throughout his detention.

Out  of prison and then back in: This unique US programme aims to break the cycle
# Reoffenders
# Reoffenders

Out of prison and then back in: This unique US programme aims to break the cycle

Mar 19th 2017, 12:30 PM 11,746 Views 18 Comments

Participants are assigned to work crews and can only advance to more sophisticated job training if they go 60 days without an absence.

# prison - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered

Mar 15th 2017, 9:00 PM 7,800 Views 7 Comments

Bruno Fernandes de Souza, a 32-year-old goalkeeper, was convicted of the crime in 2010.

It costs the State €2,773.38 to detain one juvenile prisoner per day in Ireland
# Paying For It
# Paying For It

It costs the State €2,773.38 to detain one juvenile prisoner per day in Ireland

Mar 15th 2017, 6:01 AM 12,852 Views 25 Comments

The average cost in Europe is €283.58 per day.

# prison - Friday 10 March, 2017

Extremist who called Jewish people 'subhuman animals' jailed in London
# Hate Crime
# Hate Crime

Extremist who called Jewish people 'subhuman animals' jailed in London

Mar 10th 2017, 5:33 PM 8,886 Views 57 Comments

Lawrence Burns has been sentenced to four years in prison.

# prison - Monday 6 March, 2017

Man sentenced to nine years for his part in killing of man over pedigree chihuahua
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced to nine years for his part in killing of man over pedigree chihuahua

Mar 6th 2017, 1:34 PM 7,046 Views 16 Comments

He was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

# prison - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes
# Quitting
# Quitting

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

Feb 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 10,691 Views 33 Comments

A new smoking policy for the prison service is currently being finalised.

# prison - Friday 17 February, 2017

Four days after being beaten to death in his cell, 69-year-old has rape conviction overturned
# Maryland
# Maryland

Four days after being beaten to death in his cell, 69-year-old has rape conviction overturned

Feb 17th 2017, 7:00 PM 36,606 Views 17 Comments

Roger Largent was found beaten to death in his cell on Saturday.

# prison - Monday 13 February, 2017

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending
# Family Supports
# Family Supports

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Feb 13th 2017, 2:40 PM 9,463 Views 12 Comments

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

# prison - Monday 16 January, 2017

26 dead as gangs behead inmates in Brazilian prison massacre
# Riot
# Riot

26 dead as gangs behead inmates in Brazilian prison massacre

Jan 16th 2017, 10:45 AM 22,238 Views 14 Comments

Officials said members of two drug gangs clashed violently after coming out of different parts of the prison.

# prison - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home'
# Column
# Column

'We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home'

Jan 14th 2017, 9:45 AM 287 Views 192 Comments

Paul Murphy was one of eight TDs who visited Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt during the week.

# prison - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'
# Clemency
# Clemency

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

Jan 11th 2017, 8:12 PM 27,813 Views 48 Comments

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

# prison - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Norwegian mass murderer makes Nazi salute as court reviews 'inhumane' prison regime
# Anders Behring Breivik
# Anders Behring Breivik

Norwegian mass murderer makes Nazi salute as court reviews 'inhumane' prison regime

Jan 10th 2017, 6:12 PM 22,584 Views 66 Comments

Breivik has a three-cell complex where he can play video games and watch television on two sets.

# prison - Monday 2 January, 2017

US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection
# Addiction
# Addiction

US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection

Jan 2nd 2017, 9:00 PM 15,742 Views 17 Comments

Expert opinion on the drug is mixed but a study showed users had a lower rate of relapse after the injection.

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped
# Crime Gangs
# Crime Gangs

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped

Jan 2nd 2017, 4:45 PM 25,165 Views 20 Comments

Officials say it’s the biggest prison massacre ever to take place in the area.

# prison - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies
# State Papers
# State Papers

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies

Dec 31st 2016, 9:00 PM 11,806 Views 6 Comments

An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.

# prison - Friday 30 December, 2016

Over half of prisoners are in some form of training
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

Over half of prisoners are in some form of training

Dec 30th 2016, 7:30 AM 6,392 Views 12 Comments

The services are available to all in the prison system.

# prison - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016

Dec 25th 2016, 6:00 AM 12,647 Views 16 Comments

Ten Irish people were sent to prison in the US this year, there were seven new cases in Australia and six in France.

# prison - Thursday 22 December, 2016

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent
# Fires
# Fires

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

Dec 22nd 2016, 9:11 PM 9,034 Views 8 Comments

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

# prison - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Laois man who raped and brutally beat his wife jailed for five years
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Laois man who raped and brutally beat his wife jailed for five years

Dec 20th 2016, 2:28 PM 22,868 Views 0 Comments

The man told gardaí he “flipped” because the woman accused him of being “needy”.

# prison - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'
# Leon Wright
# Leon Wright

'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'

Dec 14th 2016, 6:00 PM 1,498 Views 106 Comments

‘It is a mark of true sincerity, therefore, for politicians to take up unpopular causes like that of Leon Wright,’ writes author Frankie Gaffney.

# prison - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer
# Leon Wright
# Leon Wright

Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer

Dec 13th 2016, 9:00 PM 68,638 Views 101 Comments

Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.

# prison - Monday 12 December, 2016

Crackdown on outstanding warrants results in 50 arrests
# Arrests
# Arrests

Crackdown on outstanding warrants results in 50 arrests

Dec 12th 2016, 7:39 AM 12,506 Views 18 Comments

Many repeat offenders were placed in prison following the operation.

# prison - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Prisoner seriously injured and hospitalised after stabbing at Mountjoy
# Investigation
# Investigation

Prisoner seriously injured and hospitalised after stabbing at Mountjoy

Nov 17th 2016, 1:15 PM 13,979 Views 27 Comments

The man received serious stab wounds and cuts to the face.

# prison - Monday 7 November, 2016

Two prisoners escape from London prison
# Pentonville
# Pentonville

Two prisoners escape from London prison

Nov 7th 2016, 2:19 PM 20,483 Views 34 Comments

It’s understood that the two men left mannequins in their beds.

# prison - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail
# Philippines
# Philippines

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail

Nov 5th 2016, 3:22 PM 18,546 Views 26 Comments

The president of the Philippines has been waging a bloody war on drugs.

# prison - Friday 4 November, 2016

Eight men jailed for combined 96 years for child sexual exploitation of three girls
# Rotherham
# Rotherham

Eight men jailed for combined 96 years for child sexual exploitation of three girls

Nov 4th 2016, 10:02 PM 22,163 Views 106 Comments

The four-week trial recalled years of sexual abuse against the young girls in Rotherham.

# prison - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Man found guilty of murdering fellow prison inmate after row over TV channels
# Cork Prison
# Cork Prison

Man found guilty of murdering fellow prison inmate after row over TV channels

Oct 26th 2016, 5:41 PM 8,311 Views 0 Comments

The four day trial heard that Brian Veale stabbed Graham Johnson in the kitchen of Cork Prison.

# prison - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels
# Courts
# Courts

Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels

Oct 20th 2016, 1:50 PM 9,980 Views 0 Comments

Brian Veale has pleaded not guilty to murdering Graham Johnson at Cork Prison.

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?

Oct 20th 2016, 9:28 AM 17,875 Views 85 Comments

Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.

# prison - Monday 17 October, 2016

Seven beheaded and six burned to death as 25 prisoners killed in Brazilian prison riot
# Boa Vista
# Boa Vista

Seven beheaded and six burned to death as 25 prisoners killed in Brazilian prison riot

Oct 17th 2016, 9:08 AM 18,694 Views 19 Comments

The bloodshed began when inmates of one wing of the Agricola de Monte Cristo prison broke into another wing.

# prison - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Prisoner facing discipline after breaking out onto roof of Cloverhill prison
# Rooftop Breakout
# Rooftop Breakout

Prisoner facing discipline after breaking out onto roof of Cloverhill prison

Oct 6th 2016, 8:25 PM 9,379 Views 23 Comments

The incident happened this evening at about 5.30pm.