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#Prisoners

# prisoners - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them
# Education
# Education

Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them

Oct 31st 2015, 7:45 AM 8,163 Views 10 Comments

“Prison is about network-building and if those on the inside aren’t educated, this will foster more crime on the outside.”

# prisoners - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Cloverhill inmates coaxed down from prison roof with snack boxes
# Hunger Strikes
# Hunger Strikes

Cloverhill inmates coaxed down from prison roof with snack boxes

Aug 5th 2015, 10:36 AM 26,636 Views 83 Comments

Negotiators spoke with the prisoners for over 12 hours.

# prisoners - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Cloverhill riot: Prisoners injured, two climb onto roof
# Injured Inmates
# Injured Inmates

Cloverhill riot: Prisoners injured, two climb onto roof

Jul 29th 2015, 10:51 PM 39,708 Views 89 Comments

Officers in riot gear were sent to deal with the protest, after attempts to resolve it via negotiation failed.

# prisoners - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Manhunt underway for escaped prisoner
# Investigation
# Investigation

Manhunt underway for escaped prisoner

Jul 15th 2015, 7:03 PM 22,212 Views 23 Comments

Two men escaped but one has been recaptured.

# prisoners - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Sex offenders will be electronically tagged, just not yet
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

Sex offenders will be electronically tagged, just not yet

Jul 8th 2015, 1:03 PM 8,381 Views 8 Comments

At present there is no provision in the Act for the electronic tagging of sex offenders.

# prisoners - Monday 6 July, 2015

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons
# Dangerous
# Dangerous

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

Jul 6th 2015, 12:47 PM 21,564 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

# prisoners - Monday 8 June, 2015

President Higgins tells women prisoners: 'I never underestimate how difficult the time you spend here can be'
# Prison Life
# Prison Life

President Higgins tells women prisoners: 'I never underestimate how difficult the time you spend here can be'

Jun 8th 2015, 5:19 PM 13,318 Views 60 Comments

“Your opinions and views matter and your voices should be heard,” he said.

# prisoners - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Prisoner stabbed in head with 'sharpened spoon' in serious condition
# Wheatfield
# Wheatfield

Prisoner stabbed in head with 'sharpened spoon' in serious condition

Apr 30th 2015, 3:58 PM 21,983 Views 44 Comments

The prisoner lost a huge amount of blood in the attack.

# prisoners - Thursday 9 April, 2015

This TD thinks new prison visiting rules are "incredibly sinister"
# Not A Free For All
# Not A Free For All

This TD thinks new prison visiting rules are "incredibly sinister"

Apr 9th 2015, 6:10 AM 18,742 Views 27 Comments

The Irish Prison Service isn’t quite sure what he’s on about though…

# prisoners - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Prisoners, parole and politics don't - and shouldn't - mix
# Opinion
# Opinion

Prisoners, parole and politics don't - and shouldn't - mix

Apr 8th 2015, 9:30 PM 140 Views 16 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan SC on why the power of parole should be taken from Ministers for Justice and put in independent hands.

# prisoners - Thursday 12 March, 2015

'Irish prisons run smoothly on the goodwill of staff - that will end'
# Strike
# Strike

'Irish prisons run smoothly on the goodwill of staff - that will end'

Mar 12th 2015, 10:31 AM 8,410 Views 42 Comments

Voluntary duties are to be withdrawn from prison officers under industrial action voted on yesterday.

# prisoners - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Prison officers vote on industrial action is "an opening salvo"
# Work To Rule
# Work To Rule

Prison officers vote on industrial action is "an opening salvo"

Mar 11th 2015, 7:15 PM 10,583 Views 35 Comments

There have been a number of attacks on officers this year.

# prisoners - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Derek Brockwell: Search for 'violent, hardened criminal' continues, as Minister orders full report
# Manhunt
# Manhunt

Derek Brockwell: Search for 'violent, hardened criminal' continues, as Minister orders full report

Feb 18th 2015, 12:40 PM 30,062 Views 122 Comments

The two prison officers stabbed by Brockwell as he made his escape are said to be recovering well in hospital.

Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement
# Prison
# Prison

Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement

Feb 18th 2015, 9:05 AM 31,856 Views 72 Comments

The High Court decided that Daniel McDonnell’s constitutional rights were breached.

# prisoners - Thursday 22 January, 2015

How many people are in prison in Ireland right now?
# Banged Up
# Banged Up

How many people are in prison in Ireland right now?

Jan 22nd 2015, 6:30 AM 13,647 Views 44 Comments

And how are they being trained for life outside?

# prisoners - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

America will let this Muslim prisoner grow a beard
# SCOTUS
# SCOTUS

America will let this Muslim prisoner grow a beard

Jan 20th 2015, 6:38 PM 10,496 Views 18 Comments

The nine justices acknowledged the validity of prison officials’ security concerns — that inmates could hide weapons or other contraband inside their whiskers.

# prisoners - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Bus carrying 12 prisoners falls from Texas overpass onto train tracks
# Texas
# Texas

Bus carrying 12 prisoners falls from Texas overpass onto train tracks

Jan 14th 2015, 5:00 PM 14,350 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Public Safety could not give details on the number of deaths but said it was a fatal incident.

# prisoners - Friday 2 January, 2015

Torture, abuse and a suspect's death: An RUC holding centre used during the Troubles
# Castlereagh
# Castlereagh

Torture, abuse and a suspect's death: An RUC holding centre used during the Troubles

Jan 2nd 2015, 7:00 PM 14,515 Views 117 Comments

Bobby Hanvey was the only photographer allowed to take pictures before the building was demolished.

# prisoners - Friday 26 December, 2014

Almost 250 inmates in Irish prisons separated from general population
# Solitary
# Solitary

Almost 250 inmates in Irish prisons separated from general population

Dec 26th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,358 Views 8 Comments

The largest number on restricted regime was in Wheatfield Prison.

# prisoners - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’
# Torture
# Torture

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’

Dec 10th 2014, 8:00 PM 140 Views 9 Comments

Torture survivor Juan Mendez looks back at his harrowing experience, and the challenges facing the global fight against torture, in his role as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture.

# prisoners - Monday 1 December, 2014

There are currently 3,739 prisoners in Ireland - and we can't take many more
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

There are currently 3,739 prisoners in Ireland - and we can't take many more

Dec 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 6,054 Views 44 Comments

The average capacity is 91%.

# prisoners - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Ireland's prisons are getting more chaplains
# Religion
# Religion

Ireland's prisons are getting more chaplains

Nov 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,575 Views 49 Comments

The aim is to have 18 chaplain roles across all Irish Prisons.

# prisoners - Monday 17 November, 2014

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?

Nov 17th 2014, 3:00 PM 6,615 Views 25 Comments

Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.

# prisoners - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Here's how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 ... and never came back
# At Large
# At Large

Here's how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 ... and never came back

Nov 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 16,522 Views 30 Comments

Many are still deemed “unlawfully at large from custody”.

# prisoners - Sunday 9 November, 2014

We've sent Romania a load of pregnant cows raised by prisoners
# Mooing On A Jet Plane
# Mooing On A Jet Plane

We've sent Romania a load of pregnant cows raised by prisoners

Nov 9th 2014, 2:13 PM 13,852 Views 57 Comments

The cows will be send to impoverished communities in the country.

# prisoners - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country

Nov 2nd 2014, 7:30 PM 27 Views 56 Comments

Torture, as well as being abhorrent, doesn’t actually work: it yields unreliable results and can damage subsequent intelligence gathering.

# prisoners - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Timeline to end 'slopping out' in prisons needs to be set
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Timeline to end 'slopping out' in prisons needs to be set

Oct 11th 2014, 6:00 PM 7,878 Views 29 Comments

The new human rights commissioner said she is concerned about serious gaps in prison complaints procedures.

Artist transforms Alcatraz into tribute to political prisoners
# Ai Weiwei
# Ai Weiwei

Artist transforms Alcatraz into tribute to political prisoners

Oct 11th 2014, 10:15 AM 6,775 Views 4 Comments

Chinese artist Weiwei has installed a number of exhibitions into the prison.

# prisoners - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report
# Prisons
# Prisons

Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report

Sep 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 14,023 Views 34 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons had said prisoners in the unit were inactive and the unit was ‘dirty’during his visits.

# prisoners - Friday 12 September, 2014

Mother of killed James Foley felt like "annoyance" to US government
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Mother of killed James Foley felt like "annoyance" to US government

Sep 12th 2014, 9:30 AM 11,759 Views 39 Comments

Diane Foley said her family was warned it would be charged if it tried to raise ransom money to free James.

# prisoners - Monday 8 September, 2014

From white-collar criminals to murderers: Rare glimpse inside women's prison
# Dochas
# Dochas

From white-collar criminals to murderers: Rare glimpse inside women's prison

Sep 8th 2014, 2:45 PM 14,740 Views 26 Comments

“You don’t expect to hear the sound of a crying baby in a prison”.

# prisoners - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is 'unfinished' as 8 boys remain locked up
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is 'unfinished' as 8 boys remain locked up

Sep 7th 2014, 7:45 AM 12,717 Views 8 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children said that ‘vulnerable’ boys should be removed to Weatfield Prison.

# prisoners - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Aaron McKenna: To combat crime, we must make prison softer
# Column
# Column

Aaron McKenna: To combat crime, we must make prison softer

Aug 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 87 Views 79 Comments

After taking away a person’s freedom as punishment for their crimes, we should move on to the practical question of how we can reduce their likelihood to reoffend.

# prisoners - Monday 18 August, 2014

Over 90% of the beds in Irish prisons are taken
# Overcrowded
# Overcrowded

Over 90% of the beds in Irish prisons are taken

Aug 18th 2014, 7:19 PM 7,759 Views 37 Comments

Annual reports from five prison visiting committees were published today.

Sniffer dog unit at Wheatfield Prison 'compromised' after false indications – report
# Drugs
# Drugs

Sniffer dog unit at Wheatfield Prison 'compromised' after false indications – report

Aug 18th 2014, 4:37 PM 15,403 Views 25 Comments

The sniffer dog unit are used to detect the presence of drugs on any visitors to the prison.

# prisoners - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison
# Contraband
# Contraband

Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison

Aug 12th 2014, 10:51 PM 14,046 Views 80 Comments

About 30 phones were found in the high security prison.

# prisoners - Friday 25 July, 2014

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out'

Jul 25th 2014, 9:53 PM 12,293 Views 77 Comments

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

# prisoners - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'One suicide within prison is too many'
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

'One suicide within prison is too many'

Jun 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,596 Views 27 Comments

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# prisoners - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of short-term prisoners?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of short-term prisoners?

Jun 8th 2014, 9:46 AM 10,410 Views 55 Comments

Someone jailed for four weeks can now be released after three.

# prisoners - Sunday 25 May, 2014

'From scumbag to student': The power of prison education
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

'From scumbag to student': The power of prison education

May 25th 2014, 8:00 AM 18,314 Views 54 Comments

A former prisoner, who went from drug dealer to master’s student, has called for more funding for education in prisons. He admitted it will be “a hard sell”.