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#Prisons

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Transgender woman 'tried to remove scrotum' after being refused treatment
# UK
# UK

Transgender woman 'tried to remove scrotum' after being refused treatment

Dec 17th 2015, 9:58 AM 17,389 Views 119 Comments

A female prisoner in an all-male prison has attempted self-harm and suicide on several occasions, according to a British MP.

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 8,136 Views 72 Comments

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

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 27,620 Views 18 Comments

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

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 23,695 Views 106 Comments

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

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 10,867 Views 26 Comments

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

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 14,679 Views 47 Comments

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

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 19,733 Views 51 Comments

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

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 11,315 Views 16 Comments

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

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell

May 9th 2015, 11:03 AM 24,395 Views 46 Comments

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

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 9,502 Views 51 Comments

Two are over capacity and four are almost there.

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 5,527 Views 9 Comments

Nearly half of those were in Mountjoy Prison.

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 10,673 Views 36 Comments

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

'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 25,042 Views 72 Comments

Ben Carson has since walked back his claims.

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 12,271 Views 16 Comments

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

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 10,626 Views 49 Comments

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

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 12,634 Views 96 Comments

That’s after 728 were confiscated last year.

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 13,682 Views 44 Comments

And how are they being trained for life outside?

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 10,530 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.

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 17,938 Views 77 Comments

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

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 334 Views 22 Comments

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

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 6,634 Views 25 Comments

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

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 8,906 Views 25 Comments

The search was based on intelligence gathered.

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 18,176 Views 31 Comments

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

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 10,730 Views 38 Comments

The officers claim staffing levels are dangerously low.

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 14,045 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Inspector criticises management in deaths of 24 prisoners

Sep 12th 2014, 7:21 PM 7,928 Views 20 Comments

The deaths occurred between January 2012 and June 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 8,139 Views 4 Comments

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

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 48,024 Views 0 Comments

Marius Sarzynski was found by prison staff last night.

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 7,781 Views 37 Comments

Annual reports from five prison visiting committees were published today.

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 202 Views 36 Comments

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

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 12,407 Views 57 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust wants ethnic monitoring in prison

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 6,696 Views 18 Comments

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

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 4,270 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 3,745 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 4,914 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Women's prison population one third over capacity

Mar 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 6,349 Views 40 Comments

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

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 6,229 Views 11 Comments

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

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 9,189 Views 17 Comments

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

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 11,833 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.

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 5,887 Views 10 Comments

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