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#Prison

# 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 6,400 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 12,672 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 9,038 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 22,900 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 1,822 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 69,491 Views 106 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 12,532 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 14,003 Views 26 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 20,505 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 18,557 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 22,292 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 8,351 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 10,023 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 17,890 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 18,728 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 9,404 Views 23 Comments

The incident happened this evening at about 5.30pm.

# prison - Friday 23 September, 2016

Convicted drug dealer denies calling prison officer "a dog"
# High Court Challenge
# High Court Challenge

Convicted drug dealer denies calling prison officer "a dog"

Sep 23rd 2016, 6:05 AM 15,240 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Irwin is serving at 10-year term at Mountjoy Prison.

# prison - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison
# Redemption
# Redemption

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison

Sep 11th 2016, 9:15 AM 20,101 Views 6 Comments

Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.

# prison - Monday 5 September, 2016

Rio police say all information from ticket touting investigation will be passed to court on Thursday
# Brazil
# Brazil

Rio police say all information from ticket touting investigation will be passed to court on Thursday

Sep 5th 2016, 10:30 PM 19,491 Views 0 Comments

Kevin Mallon from THG is due to give new testimony to police today. Both men deny any wrongdoing.

# prison - Monday 29 August, 2016

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health
# Rio De Janeiro
# Rio De Janeiro

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health

Aug 29th 2016, 6:10 PM 20,987 Views 0 Comments

He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.

# prison - Monday 22 August, 2016

Squatters in disused Dublin prison could face jail over contempt of court
# Debtors' Prison
# Debtors' Prison

Squatters in disused Dublin prison could face jail over contempt of court

Aug 22nd 2016, 12:50 PM 18,784 Views 0 Comments

The squatters had been told to leave the premises by midnight last night.

# prison - Thursday 18 August, 2016

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison
# Five Years Of War
# Five Years Of War

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison

Aug 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 18,528 Views 100 Comments

Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.

# prison - Friday 12 August, 2016

Yorkshire Ripper, who murdered 13 women, may move from psychiatric hospital to prison
# Peter Sutcliffe
# Peter Sutcliffe

Yorkshire Ripper, who murdered 13 women, may move from psychiatric hospital to prison

Aug 12th 2016, 4:51 PM 19,861 Views 29 Comments

He was given 20 life sentences in 1981.

# prison - Friday 5 August, 2016

Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man
# Virginia
# Virginia

Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man

Aug 5th 2016, 8:18 AM 16,795 Views 84 Comments

The ex-officer, Stephen Rankin, shot 18-year-old William Chapman in the face and chest outside a Wal-Mart store last year.

# prison - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Three convicted murderers were out on temporary release last week
# Prison
# Prison

Three convicted murderers were out on temporary release last week

Jul 26th 2016, 6:03 AM 18,123 Views 31 Comments

In total, 10% of the prison population was out last Wednesday.

# prison - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner

Jul 23rd 2016, 7:15 AM 16,293 Views 50 Comments

Criticisms are contained in a report into the death of a 65-year-old man at the prison last year.

# prison - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Chelsea Manning attempted to take her own life, legal team confirms
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Chelsea Manning attempted to take her own life, legal team confirms

Jul 12th 2016, 8:18 AM 17,106 Views 32 Comments

Manning’s legal team say she will be kept under close observation for several weeks.

# prison - Thursday 7 July, 2016

South East Asian crime gang selling drugs from 'upmarket Belfast apartment'
# PSNI
# PSNI

South East Asian crime gang selling drugs from 'upmarket Belfast apartment'

Jul 7th 2016, 2:04 PM 14,567 Views 19 Comments

The drugs were posted into Northern Ireland from Spain and then re-distributed across the North and in Britain.

# prison - Monday 27 June, 2016

Teenage boy jailed in London after setting friends up for knife-point burglary
# UK
# UK

Teenage boy jailed in London after setting friends up for knife-point burglary

Jun 27th 2016, 7:34 PM 14,837 Views 20 Comments

“He took advantage of this friendship and put his victims through an awful ordeal.”

Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection
# On The Inside
# On The Inside

Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection

Jun 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 11,332 Views 17 Comments

A visiting committee described the situation in Cloverhill prison in particular as a “logistical nightmare”.

# prison - Saturday 25 June, 2016

# prison - Friday 24 June, 2016

French mother who left her baby to die on a winter beach jailed for 20 years
# Baby Adelaide
# Baby Adelaide

French mother who left her baby to die on a winter beach jailed for 20 years

Jun 24th 2016, 11:03 PM 23,819 Views 17 Comments

Fabienne Kabou had blamed the killing on “witchcraft”.

# prison - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Garda awarded €17.5k after being “viciously” attacked by prisoner
# Dublin
# Dublin

Garda awarded €17.5k after being “viciously” attacked by prisoner

Jun 21st 2016, 1:32 PM 15,010 Views 45 Comments

The prisoner, a drug abuser, has since died.

# prison - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State
# Prison
# Prison

Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State

Jun 15th 2016, 4:29 PM 18,942 Views 11 Comments

An inmate who held another hostage in a cell was given a three and a half year sentence today.

# prison - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Man who tried to smuggle drugs into prison fell asleep on the toilet while passing them
# Cloverhill
# Cloverhill

Man who tried to smuggle drugs into prison fell asleep on the toilet while passing them

Jun 1st 2016, 3:27 PM 23,974 Views 0 Comments

The man was the subject of threats when it emerged he was on compassionate leave.

# prison - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Over 100 young Irish adults spend 23 hours a day in a cell like this
# Lockup
# Lockup

Over 100 young Irish adults spend 23 hours a day in a cell like this

May 31st 2016, 2:40 PM 15,534 Views 62 Comments

Young adults are overrepresented in the prison population.

# prison - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Locked up for years for stealing a handkerchief - Delving into Spike Island's dark past
# Ireland's Alcatraz
# Ireland's Alcatraz

Locked up for years for stealing a handkerchief - Delving into Spike Island's dark past

May 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 33,936 Views 47 Comments

The prison was intended only as a temporary response to increased criminality during the famine, but remained open for 36 years.

# prison - Friday 13 May, 2016

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison

May 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 18,408 Views 181 Comments

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial is expected to take place at the end of June, nearly three years after he was imprisoned.

# prison - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Driver in 'micro-sleep' who killed woman and injured her baby sentenced to two years
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Driver in 'micro-sleep' who killed woman and injured her baby sentenced to two years

May 10th 2016, 3:29 PM 28,708 Views 77 Comments

The judge said he was imposing the prison term “to send a message” to drivers.

# prison - Friday 6 May, 2016

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo
# Jailed
# Jailed

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo

May 6th 2016, 7:30 PM 40,808 Views 139 Comments

She has been taken to the Dóchas Centre women’s prison where she is expected to spend ten days.