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#Solitary Confinement

# solitary-confinement - Friday 3 July, 2020

Your evening longread: Solitary confinement in a Texas women's prison
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Solitary confinement in a Texas women's prison

Jul 3rd 2020, 8:00 PM 14,191 Views 4 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

# solitary-confinement - Friday 8 June, 2018

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year
# Court Fines
# Court Fines

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,165 Views 24 Comments

The latest figures shows there has been a significant drop in the number of imprisonments following new legislation.

# solitary-confinement - Friday 2 February, 2018

Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons
# Solitary Confinement
# Solitary Confinement

Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons

Feb 2nd 2018, 2:20 PM 9,171 Views 45 Comments

A new report from the IPRT it says it can have a severe negative effect on prisoners’ mental health.

# solitary-confinement - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

Jan 18th 2018, 10:14 AM 14,304 Views 67 Comments

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

# solitary-confinement - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'
# Solitary Confinement
# Solitary Confinement

'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'

Jul 9th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,884 Views 31 Comments

A change in prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells.

# solitary-confinement - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Teenage boy held in 'lock-up for 24 hours without even a shirt on his back'
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

Teenage boy held in 'lock-up for 24 hours without even a shirt on his back'

Sep 20th 2016, 3:03 PM 15,783 Views 0 Comments

The High Court was told today alleged confinement at the youth detention centre stems from what can only be described as a riot.

# solitary-confinement - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected
# Court
# Court

Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected

Sep 15th 2016, 5:34 PM 8,688 Views 0 Comments

The case was heard in court today.

# solitary-confinement - Sunday 21 February, 2016

After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life
# Freedom
# Freedom

After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life

Feb 21st 2016, 8:30 AM 36,905 Views 44 Comments

Of her first 29 months in jail, Hailey served about 27 alone in a 6-by-10-foot cell, with a bed, a toilet and a few books to pass the time.

# solitary-confinement - Saturday 20 February, 2016

US prisoner freed after 43 years in solitary confinement
# Albert Woodfox
# Albert Woodfox

US prisoner freed after 43 years in solitary confinement

Feb 20th 2016, 2:53 PM 39,955 Views 68 Comments

Human rights organisations had condemned the sentencing of Albert Woodfox.

# solitary-confinement - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine
# Solitary Confinement
# Solitary Confinement

Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine

Aug 13th 2015, 6:49 PM 22,016 Views 52 Comments

The former US army soldier is serving a 35-year military prison sentence.

# solitary-confinement - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Inmate who spent over 40 years in solitary confinement at a US prison to be freed
# The Hole
# The Hole

Inmate who spent over 40 years in solitary confinement at a US prison to be freed

Jun 9th 2015, 8:03 AM 28,336 Views 28 Comments

Albert Woodfox was placed in solitary in 1972 when charged in the death of a prison guard.

# solitary-confinement - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

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 31,890 Views 72 Comments

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

# solitary-confinement - 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 7,377 Views 8 Comments

The largest number on restricted regime was in Wheatfield Prison.

# solitary-confinement - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Woman jailed for a year... for trying to attend a volleyball match
# Convicted
# Convicted

Woman jailed for a year... for trying to attend a volleyball match

Nov 4th 2014, 7:05 AM 15,768 Views 57 Comments

Women are also banned from football matches in Iran, with officials saying this is to protect them from lewd behaviour among male fans.

# solitary-confinement - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

May 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 9,488 Views 95 Comments

A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.

# solitary-confinement - 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 6,228 Views 11 Comments

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

# solitary-confinement - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement
# Solitary Confinement
# Solitary Confinement

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement

Jul 23rd 2013, 6:01 PM 5,538 Views 54 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust said today that extended periods of isolation can cause harm to prisoners’ mental health and make rehabilitation impossible.

# solitary-confinement - Monday 24 October, 2011

Column: Prisoners - pity about them?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Prisoners - pity about them?

Oct 24th 2011, 7:40 PM 142 Views 35 Comments

This week, TheJournal.ie’s regular columnist Lisa McInerney says rehabilitation and dignity for prisoners isn’t an issue for bleeding heart lefties: it’s for our own protection when they get out.

# solitary-confinement - 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 371 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”.