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# Prisoners

This month
April 2024
Funding secured to provide space for up to 670 additional prisoners
This year
Prisoners convicted of minor crimes to undergo training programmes ahead of release
Last year
Hamas releases 17 more hostages as 39 Palestinian prisoners freed
UN accuses both Russia and Ukraine of 'summary executions' of prisoners
PSNI issue information appeal after duo escape from prison
All time
Mountjoy inmate who was injured after attack by group of prisoners has died
UN issues war crimes warning after death sentences given to soldiers
Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
Cloverhill Prison confirms mass testing for Covid-19 as prisoner tests positive
Almost half of criminals released from prison re-offended within a year, new figures show
Prison watchdog questions use of handcuffs for escorting gravely ill prisoners to hospital
Three prisoners test positive for Covid-19 at Midlands Prison
HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
Three prisoners in Portlaoise and Mountjoy test positive for Covid-19
51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year
Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'
Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures
Prisoners removed after spending night on roof of Mountjoy
Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn
Over €100k paid out in compensation to two families of prisoners who died from self-inflicted injuries
Over 3,400 cases of prisoners sleeping on mattresses on floors in past three months
'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare
Many prisoners on Spike Island may have been from 'black spots of disadvantage'
Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year
Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years
Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families
'People we recruit from prison are on average more loyal, more honest and stay with us for longer'
No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot
The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year
'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'
Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of a Bali jail
Two inmates 'dangerous beyond description' on the run after killing guards
Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked
Seventeen prisoners shot dead following mass breakout in a Papua New Guinea prison
US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection
Over half of prisoners are in some form of training
Assaults on prison staff cost the state around €26 million over seven years
Officer hospitalised with knife wounds after intervening in prison attack
Ramen noodles are replacing cigarettes as currency among prisoners in US jails
15 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay as Obama seeks to close facility