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#Prisons

# prisons - Monday 14 December, 2015

Nearly half of released prisoners reoffend within three years
# Repeat Offenders
# Repeat Offenders

Nearly half of released prisoners reoffend within three years

Dec 14th 2015, 3:20 PM 8,121 Views 72 Comments

Study finds most prisoners are convicted of new offences within months of their release.

# prisons - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Oscar Pistorius cell shown to journalists in official prison tour
# South Africa
# South Africa

Oscar Pistorius cell shown to journalists in official prison tour

Dec 1st 2015, 1:52 PM 27,602 Views 19 Comments

It comes as a South African appeals court prepares to rule on whether he should be sent back to prison.

# prisons - Friday 20 November, 2015

Investigation after transgender woman found dead in all-male prison
# Leeds
# Leeds

Investigation after transgender woman found dead in all-male prison

Nov 20th 2015, 12:59 PM 23,687 Views 106 Comments

Vicky Thompson had reportedly requested to be transferred to a female jail.

# prisons - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Officer 'punched prisoner, sat on his chest and poked his eye'
# Cloverhill
# Cloverhill

Officer 'punched prisoner, sat on his chest and poked his eye'

Nov 17th 2015, 10:32 AM 10,864 Views 26 Comments

An anti-torture committee has raised serious concerns about conditions in Irish prisons.

# prisons - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs
# Criminals
# Criminals

Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs

Nov 4th 2015, 2:35 PM 14,671 Views 47 Comments

“This is the problem – the kind of control these people have over the general population.”

# prisons - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Prisoner spent two hours on roof of Cloverhill today after retrieving drugs
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prisoner spent two hours on roof of Cloverhill today after retrieving drugs

Jun 30th 2015, 10:11 PM 19,727 Views 49 Comments

It comes after inmates formed a pyramid to help a prisoner get on the roof of Mountjoy prison earlier this month.

# prisons - Monday 11 May, 2015

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record
# Review Time
# Review Time

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record

May 11th 2015, 6:01 AM 11,307 Views 16 Comments

The United States is up for its four-year review.

# prisons - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell

May 9th 2015, 11:03 AM 24,350 Views 47 Comments

It’s the second death of a prisoner in 24 hours.

# prisons - Sunday 5 April, 2015

There isn't much room left in Ireland's prisons
# Banged Up
# Banged Up

There isn't much room left in Ireland's prisons

Apr 5th 2015, 7:30 AM 9,496 Views 51 Comments

Two are over capacity and four are almost there.

# prisons - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks
# Contraband
# Contraband

Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks

Mar 19th 2015, 8:16 AM 5,519 Views 9 Comments

Nearly half of those were in Mountjoy Prison.

# prisons - 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 10,654 Views 35 Comments

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

# prisons - Thursday 5 March, 2015

'Prison sex proves being gay is a choice' - potential US presidential candidate

'Prison sex proves being gay is a choice' - potential US presidential candidate

Mar 5th 2015, 2:15 PM 25,039 Views 72 Comments

Ben Carson has since walked back his claims.

# prisons - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

What goes on in Ireland's jails? Prison culture to be put under the microscope
# Prison Life
# Prison Life

What goes on in Ireland's jails? Prison culture to be put under the microscope

Feb 17th 2015, 12:40 PM 12,263 Views 16 Comments

The training and continuous development of prison staff is one aspect that will be reviewed in a major new audit.

# prisons - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons
# Prison Officers
# Prison Officers

Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons

Feb 7th 2015, 11:40 AM 10,621 Views 49 Comments

The Irish Prison Officers’ Association said the initiatives announced this week are nothing new.

# prisons - Saturday 31 January, 2015

The government is looking in to blocking mobile phone signals in prisons
# Prison Cell-Phone
# Prison Cell-Phone

The government is looking in to blocking mobile phone signals in prisons

Jan 31st 2015, 1:24 PM 12,625 Views 96 Comments

That’s after 728 were confiscated last year.

# prisons - 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 13,671 Views 44 Comments

And how are they being trained for life outside?

# prisons - 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 10,521 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.

# prisons - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Conjugal visits for Irish prisoners 'should be considered'
# Sex Cells
# Sex Cells

Conjugal visits for Irish prisoners 'should be considered'

Dec 23rd 2014, 2:06 PM 17,904 Views 78 Comments

“Sex is a natural thing,” says Wheatfield Prison governor Colm Bartley

# prisons - Friday 19 December, 2014

Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.
# Children
# Children

Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.

Dec 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 308 Views 22 Comments

Young people have the highest rates of reoffending, but they also have the greatest capacity for change – scientific evidence proves this.

# prisons - 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 6,626 Views 25 Comments

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

# prisons - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison
# Contraband
# Contraband

Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison

Nov 4th 2014, 2:59 PM 8,899 Views 25 Comments

The search was based on intelligence gathered.

# prisons - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"

Oct 9th 2014, 3:37 PM 18,170 Views 31 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons has criticised the lack of accountability among prison officers.

# prisons - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Both sides 'disappointed' as officers picket outside Cloverhill prison
# Industrial Non-relations
# Industrial Non-relations

Both sides 'disappointed' as officers picket outside Cloverhill prison

Sep 18th 2014, 3:51 PM 10,715 Views 38 Comments

The officers claim staffing levels are dangerously low.

# prisons - 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 14,039 Views 34 Comments

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

# prisons - Friday 12 September, 2014

Inspector criticises management in deaths of 24 prisoners
# Prisons
# Prisons

Inspector criticises management in deaths of 24 prisoners

Sep 12th 2014, 7:21 PM 7,924 Views 20 Comments

The deaths occurred between January 2012 and June 2014.

# prisons - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Three child detention centres to be made into just one
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

Three child detention centres to be made into just one

Sep 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,123 Views 4 Comments

The schools are on the same campus but are to be brought under one director.

# prisons - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Man charged with murdering wife is found dead in prison cell
# Prisons
# Prisons

Man charged with murdering wife is found dead in prison cell

Aug 27th 2014, 10:52 PM 48,018 Views 0 Comments

Marius Sarzynski was found by prison staff last night.

# prisons - 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 7,767 Views 37 Comments

Annual reports from five prison visiting committees were published today.

# prisons - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights
# Not Good Enough
# Not Good Enough

Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

Jul 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 193 Views 36 Comments

Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.

# prisons - Monday 19 May, 2014

Prison body wants a dedicated strategy for Travellers leaving prisons
# Prison
# Prison

Prison body wants a dedicated strategy for Travellers leaving prisons

May 19th 2014, 6:46 PM 12,399 Views 57 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust wants ethnic monitoring in prison

# prisons - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Women prisoners are 'significantly more likely' to use drugs
# Prisons
# Prisons

Women prisoners are 'significantly more likely' to use drugs

Apr 10th 2014, 2:32 PM 6,690 Views 18 Comments

Heroin use among prisoners was at 11 per cent last month.

# prisons - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:30 PM 4,269 Views 15 Comments

The minister has charged the the Inspector of Prisons to carry out the investigation.

Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers
# Phone Recording
# Phone Recording

Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers

Apr 2nd 2014, 12:18 PM 3,737 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust have also questioned how the issue of phone recording could remain hidden for four years.

Prison Service to apologise for recording over 2,800 phonecalls
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prison Service to apologise for recording over 2,800 phonecalls

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:38 AM 4,906 Views 35 Comments

The Prison Service believes that another 1,000 calls relate to prisoners who are no longer in custody.

# prisons - Friday 7 March, 2014

Women's prison population one third over capacity
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Women's prison population one third over capacity

Mar 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 6,323 Views 40 Comments

Poor living conditions and substandard visiting conditions in state’s two female prisons.

# prisons - Friday 21 February, 2014

Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months
# Prison
# Prison

Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months

Feb 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 6,225 Views 11 Comments

Irish prisons are attempting to limit the use of restrictive regimes.

# prisons - Monday 10 February, 2014

64: The number of prisoners escaped since 1996 still at large
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

64: The number of prisoners escaped since 1996 still at large

Feb 10th 2014, 9:34 AM 9,185 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Prison Service is in charge of prisoners, but if they abscond gardaí are informed.

# prisons - Monday 23 December, 2013

249 prisoners to be released from Irish jails over Christmas
# Temporary Release
# Temporary Release

249 prisoners to be released from Irish jails over Christmas

Dec 23rd 2013, 5:00 PM 11,825 Views 63 Comments

Just over 6 per cent of Ireland’s prison population will be given varying periods of release from jail over the festive period.

# prisons - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

902 prisoners abscond over 10 years - 58 are still at large
# Prisons
# Prisons

902 prisoners abscond over 10 years - 58 are still at large

Dec 17th 2013, 8:22 AM 5,886 Views 10 Comments

Four prisoners were recently recaptured – including one who had absconded in 2002.

# prisons - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012
# Prisons
# Prisons

17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012

Oct 23rd 2013, 4:56 PM 9,005 Views 26 Comments

The annual Parole Board review for 2012 was published today.