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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Prison

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# 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.
# reoffenders
Out of prison and then back in: This unique US programme aims to break the cycle
Participants are assigned to work crews and can only advance to more sophisticated job training if they go 60 days without an absence.
# Controversy
Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered
Bruno Fernandes de Souza, a 32-year-old goalkeeper, was convicted of the crime in 2010.
# paying for it
It costs the State €2,773.38 to detain one juvenile prisoner per day in Ireland
The average cost in Europe is €283.58 per day.
# hate crime
Extremist who called Jewish people 'subhuman animals' jailed in London
Lawrence Burns has been sentenced to four years in prison.
# Courts
Man sentenced to nine years for his part in killing of man over pedigree chihuahua
He was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.
# Quitting
Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes
A new smoking policy for the prison service is currently being finalised.
# Maryland
Four days after being beaten to death in his cell, 69-year-old has rape conviction overturned
Roger Largent was found beaten to death in his cell on Saturday.
# family supports
Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending
Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.
# Riot
26 dead as gangs behead inmates in Brazilian prison massacre
Officials said members of two drug gangs clashed violently after coming out of different parts of the prison.
'We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home'
Paul Murphy was one of eight TDs who visited Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt during the week.
# Clemency
Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'
She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.
# Anders Behring Breivik
Norwegian mass murderer makes Nazi salute as court reviews 'inhumane' prison regime
Breivik has a three-cell complex where he can play video games and watch television on two sets.
# Addiction
US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection
Expert opinion on the drug is mixed but a study showed users had a lower rate of relapse after the injection.
# crime gangs
60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped
Officials say it’s the biggest prison massacre ever to take place in the area.
# State Papers
Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies
An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.
# Prisoners
Over half of prisoners are in some form of training
The services are available to all in the prison system.
# Locked Up
'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016
Ten Irish people were sent to prison in the US this year, there were seven new cases in Australia and six in France.
# Fires
60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent
A number of fires are said to have been lit.
# Sexual Assault
Laois man who raped and brutally beat his wife jailed for five years
The man told gardaí he “flipped” because the woman accused him of being “needy”.
'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'
‘It is a mark of true sincerity, therefore, for politicians to take up unpopular causes like that of Leon Wright,’ writes author Frankie Gaffney.
# leon wright
Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer
Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.
# Arrests
Crackdown on outstanding warrants results in 50 arrests
Many repeat offenders were placed in prison following the operation.
# Investigation
Prisoner seriously injured and hospitalised after stabbing at Mountjoy
The man received serious stab wounds and cuts to the face.
# Pentonville
Two prisoners escape from London prison
It’s understood that the two men left mannequins in their beds.
# Philippines
Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail
The president of the Philippines has been waging a bloody war on drugs.
# Rotherham
Eight men jailed for combined 96 years for child sexual exploitation of three girls
The four-week trial recalled years of sexual abuse against the young girls in Rotherham.
# cork prison
Man found guilty of murdering fellow prison inmate after row over TV channels
The four day trial heard that Brian Veale stabbed Graham Johnson in the kitchen of Cork Prison.
# Courts
Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels
Brian Veale has pleaded not guilty to murdering Graham Johnson at Cork Prison.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?
Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.
# Boa Vista
Seven beheaded and six burned to death as 25 prisoners killed in Brazilian prison riot
The bloodshed began when inmates of one wing of the Agricola de Monte Cristo prison broke into another wing.
# rooftop breakout
Prisoner facing discipline after breaking out onto roof of Cloverhill prison
The incident happened this evening at about 5.30pm.
# high court challenge
Convicted drug dealer denies calling prison officer "a dog"
Patrick Irwin is serving at 10-year term at Mountjoy Prison.
# Redemption
Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison
Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.
# Brazil
Rio police say all information from ticket touting investigation will be passed to court on Thursday
Kevin Mallon from THG is due to give new testimony to police today. Both men deny any wrongdoing.
# Rio de Janeiro
Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health
He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.
# debtors' prison
Squatters in disused Dublin prison could face jail over contempt of court
The squatters had been told to leave the premises by midnight last night.
# five years of war
'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison
Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.