Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 15 °C Sunday 9 August, 2020

#Prisons

# prisons - Friday 3 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Prison officers: 'We can't deal with 16-year-olds - we're not child carers'

The Prison Officers Association says members need special training to deal with underage inmates – and they don’t get it.

# prisons - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

St Patrick's report positive - but says violence and gangs are still a problem

The report said that housing 16 and 17 year olds continues to be a challenge at the prison.

# prisons - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

In numbers: the state of Ireland’s prisons in 2011

The cost of detaining a prisoner in Irish jails fell last year – but to what?

# prisons - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty Human Rights This post contains videos

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty

In its annual report on the state of human rights in the world, the organisation also said that the UN Security Council had not shown the same courage as those who had participated in the Arab Spring.

# prisons - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

'Disturbing issues' uncovered by probe of St Patrick's youth institution

The Inspector of Prisons is undertaking a “far reaching” inquiry into the institution, where 16 and 17-year-olds are held.

# prisons - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008

Thirty-three prisoners are currently listed as absconded, Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter said this week.

# prisons - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Prisoners on temporary release will 'pose no risk to public' insists Shatter

Justice Minister Alan Shatter was responding to concerns over a new scheme that will see 150 prisoners on temporary release at any one time.

# prisons - Monday 30 April, 2012

Dramatic 45 per cent increase in numbers sent to prison

However, the number of prison staff has actually fallen over the last five years.

# prisons - Friday 27 April, 2012

Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'

The Prison Officers Association is warning that overcrowding in prisons makes attacks on other prisoners and prison officers more likely.

# prisons - Thursday 26 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Hope you’re not too wet out there…

# prisons - Sunday 8 April, 2012

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

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

# prisons - Friday 6 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Good Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# prisons - Monday 2 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Funding secured to end detention of children in adult prison

The €50m funding will mean the end of housing underage offenders in St Patrick’s Institution, which is an adult prison.

# prisons - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Poll: Do you think there should be 'open prisons'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there should be 'open prisons'?

There are 19 inmates on the run from open prisons in Ireland. Only 6 per cent of our total prison population is in an open centre. Do we need them at all? You decide…

Prisoner has been on the run since 1995

Joint Oireachtas Committee hears that there are 19 prisoners unlawfully at large – one for 17 years.

GRA chief warns of 'risk to public safety' over escaped prisoner incident

Damien McCarthy condemned the reasoning behind the transfer of a convicted garda killer to a low-security prison – saying that lax adherence to established standards was resulting in a risk to public safety.

Garda killer had escaped from same prison before

More details have emerged in the case of Martin McDermott, who was serving time for the manslaughter of a garda when he escaped from a Cavan prison earlier this month.

# prisons - Friday 16 March, 2012

GRA questions holding garda killer in low-security facility

The Garda Representative Association has also called for tougher sentences for certain murders, such as the killing of gardaí.

# prisons - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Column: 7 essential ways to fix our broken prison system

Our prisons have become pressure cookers, bursting at the seams and increasingly difficult to police. Eoin O’Carroll sets out new ideas for reform.

Call for radical change in Irish prison policy

A report by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice shows the extent of overcrowding and drug-use in Irish prisons. There was an average of 800 people in prison per day in 1970 – this grew to 4,290 in 2010.

# prisons - Monday 12 March, 2012

Inspector's report finds Limerick Prison 'has made progress'

A report by the Inspector of Prisons earlier this year had found that Limerick Prison was not fit for purpose and needed a ‘regime change’.

# prisons - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Government considering construction of replacement Cork prison

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter says that building a new prison facility in Cork could comprehensively tackle overcrowding and the ongoing practice of ‘slopping out’.

# prisons - Saturday 28 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

In today’s 9 at 9: Millionaires and their income tax, Facebook, and a NAMA building is occupied…

# prisons - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Parts of Limerick Prison 'not fit for purpose' - report

The Minister for Justice has expressed “shock” at a report on conditions at Limerick Prison, which highlights issues of overcrowding, cleanliness and hygiene, staffing, physical conditions and repairs.

# prisons - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release

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

# prisons - Thursday 22 December, 2011

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.

# prisons - Monday 12 December, 2011

Column: Long jail terms don’t work in tackling crime – no matter what ‘common sense’ says

Our prisons are bursting, and yet we continue to lock more people up. To keep communities safe we need a serious rethink, writes Liam Herrick.

# prisons - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Number of prisoners on 23-hour lock-up drops

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.

# prisons - Monday 21 November, 2011

Reports reveal issues in Irish prisons

The 2010 reports on Ireland’s prisons reveal the issues that are affecting staff and prisoners – from smuggled mobile phones to gangs.

# prisons - Monday 7 November, 2011

Focus should be on better conditions - not more prisons

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# prisons - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service

New legislation will force judges to consider community work instead of jail for minor offenders.

# prisons - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# prisons - Monday 20 June, 2011

In Pictures: Riots leave at least three dead in Venezuelan prisons Venezuela This post contains images

In Pictures: Riots leave at least three dead in Venezuelan prisons

Horrified relatives struggled to contain their emotions as they watched the violence unfold.

# prisons - Monday 6 June, 2011

Deep concern expressed by UN at levels of overcrowding in Irish prisons

United Nations Committee against Torture recommends that a mechanism should be astablished to facilitate criminal complaints. It also calls the practice of slopping out “inhumane”.

# prisons - Friday 6 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Photos emerge from the Osama compound – but none of the dead look like Osama; Obama to address crowds at O’Connell Street; and Matthew Elderfield gives bank boards their notice.

Dáil will delay summer break to pass new prison laws

Alan Shatter says new legislation to reduce the prison population will be passed by the end of July.