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# 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 26,129 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 10,115 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 18,476 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 34,128 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 41,463 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 31,935 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 16,505 Views 47 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 6,721 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 22,911 Views 7 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 10,401 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 10,715 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 20,408 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 25,891 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 12,868 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 13,943 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 22,701 Views 45 Comments

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

# 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 12,494 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 13,296 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 7,549 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 13,662 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 26,467 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 12,205 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 28,100 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 31,242 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 42,849 Views 148 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 11,768 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 7,810 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 13,006 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 8,913 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 7,063 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 10,944 Views 30 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 36,625 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 9,513 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 22,258 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 307 Views 193 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 27,922 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 22,615 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 15,756 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 25,195 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 11,835 Views 6 Comments

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