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#Prisoners

# prisoners - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of prisoners?
# Your Say
# Your Say

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

May 1st 2012, 10:02 AM 3,653 Views 61 Comments

The plans for more temporary releases were unveiled by Minister Shatter yesterday. Do you agree with them?

# prisoners - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Prison officers: 'Prison service seems to ignore gang problem'
# Prison Officers
# Prison Officers

Prison officers: 'Prison service seems to ignore gang problem'

Apr 26th 2012, 9:42 AM 1,789 Views 13 Comments

The annual conference of the Prison Officers Association takes place this week. Last night its president said that there is a “serious problem” with gangs within the prison system.

# prisoners - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Families of homicide victims call for end of concurrent sentencing
# Justice
# Justice

Families of homicide victims call for end of concurrent sentencing

Apr 21st 2012, 11:54 AM 3,651 Views 15 Comments

“There is terrible inequality in the Irish justice system, where the rights of victims of homicide and their families constantly fall by the wayside,” say AdVIC.

Three prisoners serving sentence for homicide offences are 'unlawfully at large'
# Escape
# Escape

Three prisoners serving sentence for homicide offences are 'unlawfully at large'

Apr 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 3,775 Views 22 Comments

One prisoner absconded in 2004 while another escaped in 2010.

# prisoners - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter
# Prisons
# Prisons

Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter

Apr 8th 2012, 8:45 AM 4,648 Views 62 Comments

The Minister for Justice has said the planned temporary release of certain prisoners helps the “gradual reintegration” of criminals into society.

# prisoners - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Building a future: Brazil turns to prisoners, slave workers for World Cup projects
# World Cup 2014
From The42
# World Cup 2014

Building a future: Brazil turns to prisoners, slave workers for World Cup projects

Feb 22nd 2012, 9:39 AM 404 Views 1 Comment

World Cup organisers are using the 2014 tournament to help Brazil’s jobless find employment.

# prisoners - Monday 30 January, 2012

TG4 to document Limerick man's help in KGB agent's prison break
# Great Escape
# Great Escape

TG4 to document Limerick man's help in KGB agent's prison break

Jan 30th 2012, 7:39 PM 3,736 Views 7 Comments

Ex-British spy George Blake was sentenced to 42 years in prison after being convicted of spying for the Soviets during the Cold War.

# prisoners - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Prisoners sew their own lips shut in Kyrgyzstan
# Mutilation
# Mutilation

Prisoners sew their own lips shut in Kyrgyzstan

Jan 29th 2012, 2:25 PM 5,186 Views 14 Comments

Hundreds have used wire or coarse twine to sew their lips together, in what they say is a protest at poor living conditions.

# prisoners - Friday 27 January, 2012

MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture
# Libya
# Libya

MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture

Jan 27th 2012, 8:44 AM 674 Views 6 Comments

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is suspending its operations at Misrata detention centres over the claims.

# prisoners - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release
# Prisons
# Prisons

Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release

Jan 5th 2012, 11:19 AM 3,534 Views 28 Comments

Gardaí have been notified after the two inmates failed to return to their institutions.

# prisoners - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Prisoners detained during unrest released in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Prisoners detained during unrest released in Syria

Dec 29th 2011, 5:21 PM 842 Views 0 Comments

The Syrian government released 755 prisoners yesterday who had been detained over the past nine months of unrest. Meanwhile, observers toured Homs to see whether authorities were complying with a plan to stop the bloodshed.

# prisoners - Sunday 25 December, 2011

# prisoners - Thursday 22 December, 2011

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas
# Criminal Justice
# Criminal Justice

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

Dec 22nd 2011, 5:29 PM 2,563 Views 18 Comments

The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.

# prisoners - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Number of prisoners on 23-hour lock-up drops
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

Number of prisoners on 23-hour lock-up drops

Nov 29th 2011, 11:44 AM 1,275 Views 1 Comment

The number of prisoners on 23-hour lock up has dropped from 250 in January 2010 to 178 this year. However, the Irish Penal Reform Trust says this number is still too high.

# prisoners - Friday 25 November, 2011

Negotiator called to Drogheda Courthouse after prisoner stand-off
# Stand Off
# Stand Off

Negotiator called to Drogheda Courthouse after prisoner stand-off

Nov 25th 2011, 5:23 PM 4,620 Views 28 Comments

Six prisoners barricaded themselves into the holding area of the courthouse and refused to come out.

# prisoners - Monday 7 November, 2011

Focus should be on better conditions - not more prisons
# Prisons
# Prisons

Focus should be on better conditions - not more prisons

Nov 7th 2011, 11:49 AM 502 Views 17 Comments

There are currently almost 5,000 prisoners in Irish prisons, and the Irish Penal Reform trust says the Government should focus on making prison conditions better: not building more prisons.

# prisoners - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment
# Solitary
# Solitary

UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment

Oct 19th 2011, 1:18 PM 353 Views 7 Comments

The UN’s lead investigator on torture has called using solitary confinement as a punishment “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” – which can amount to “torture”.

# prisoners - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Four adults found locked in a filthy basement in Philadelphia
# Philadelphia
# Philadelphia

Four adults found locked in a filthy basement in Philadelphia

Oct 16th 2011, 4:23 PM 1,100 Views 24 Comments

The four were living in a boiler room. It’s thought that they were victims of social security fraud.

# prisoners - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Burma to release 6,300 prisoners
# Burma
# Burma

Burma to release 6,300 prisoners

Oct 11th 2011, 10:06 AM 131 Views 0 Comments

However, it’s not clear how many political prisoners will be among those released under the amnesty.

# prisoners - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Gilmore accepts US assurance of no rendition flights through Shannon
# Shannon
# Shannon

Gilmore accepts US assurance of no rendition flights through Shannon

Sep 20th 2011, 3:11 PM 603 Views 19 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says he’ll take the United States’ word that its Air Force did not carry prisoners of war through Shannon.

# prisoners - Monday 8 August, 2011

# prisoners - Monday 30 May, 2011

Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths

May 30th 2011, 7:22 PM 533 Views 0 Comments

Judge Michael Reilly says that investigations into the deaths of prisoners do not meet the standards of international best practice and lack consistency across the country’s 14 prisons.

# prisoners - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Column: Our degrading prison system is a shameful vision of the past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our degrading prison system is a shameful vision of the past

May 28th 2011, 1:52 PM 21 Views 7 Comments

Our jails haven’t changed all that much since the damp corridors of Kilmainham – and visitors lose their dignity almost as much as inmates, writes court reporter Abigail Rieley.

# prisoners - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Two found dead in their prison cells but deaths not related
# Prison Deaths
# Prison Deaths

Two found dead in their prison cells but deaths not related

May 5th 2011, 2:03 PM 1,070 Views 0 Comments

The man and woman are reported to have hanged themselves in separate wings of the prison in south Belfast. An investigation has begun.

# prisoners - Saturday 30 April, 2011

# prisoners - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Search continues for over 480 Afghan prisoners who dug their way out of jail
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

Search continues for over 480 Afghan prisoners who dug their way out of jail

Apr 26th 2011, 11:30 AM 425 Views 0 Comments

Prisoners spent five months digging the tunnel and preparing for their escape – and just over four hours getting out through it.

# prisoners - Monday 7 March, 2011

Obama approves resumption of Guantanamo military trials
# US
# US

Obama approves resumption of Guantanamo military trials

Mar 7th 2011, 8:53 PM 818 Views 0 Comments

Trials at the controversial detention facility in Cuba had been suspended two years ago on Obama’s orders, but president now says that ban will be lifted.