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# prison - Today’s News


# prison - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Mountjoy unit with ‘air of neglect and decay’ closed after damning report

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

Column: ‘Protecting human rights in Colombia is a dangerous business’

A Christian Aid Ireland delegation visited David Rabelo, a human rights defender in Bogota prison, where he is serving 18 years.


# prison - Friday 12 September, 2014

Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes from prison with two others

TJ Lane was 18 when he pleaded guilty last year to aggravated murder in the shooting spree at Chardon High School.

# prison - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is ‘unfinished’ as 8 boys remain locked up

The Ombudsman for Children said that ‘vulnerable’ boys should be removed to Weatfield Prison.

# prison - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Family asks why media knew about tinfoil found in dead prisoner’s cell before they did

The man was serving a 16-year sentence for drug possession when he was found dead in Mountjoy last August.

# prison - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Men freed after 30 years in US prison for crime they didn’t commit

The two men are mentally impaired and one of them is the longest serving death row inmate in North Carolina.

# prison - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison

Brian Murphy will take up his new role in September.

# prison - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Poll: Do you think community service should be given for less serious crimes? Crime And Punishment This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think community service should be given for less serious crimes?

Rather than blocking up the prisons with less serious offenders would community service be a more viable option?

Community service: ‘Cheaper than jail and makes society more safe’

Last year, there were 2,354 Community Service Orders made, with a total of just over 352,000 hours in lieu of a custodial sentence.

# prison - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Aaron McKenna: To combat crime, we must make prison softer

After taking away a person’s freedom as punishment for their crimes, we should move on to the practical question of how we can reduce their likelihood to reoffend.

# prison - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Prisoners at an Irish jail grew thousands of sunflowers to raise money for a hospice

They also helped out with the local tidy towns committee.

# prison - Monday 18 August, 2014

Sniffer dog unit at Wheatfield Prison ‘compromised’ after false indications – report

The sniffer dog unit are used to detect the presence of drugs on any visitors to the prison.

# prison - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish Prison Service honoured with new commemorative stamps

The commemorative run was launched by Justice Minister France Fitzgerald.

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# prison - Thursday 31 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

# prison - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Mountjoy prisoner dies after being found unconscious in cell

The prisoner was found in his cell at around 4am this morning and was taken to hospital.

# prison - Friday 25 July, 2014

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to ‘slop out’

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

# prison - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Lostprophets singer jailed for child sex crimes loses appeal bid

The sentencing judge said the offences committed against children were of shocking depravity.

# prison - Monday 21 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Prison changes uniform because Orange Is The New Black made jumpsuits ‘cool’ Oitnb

# prison - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

The UN says Ireland’s prisons are ‘inhuman’

“Chronic” overcrowding, “poor” cell conditions and the “inhuman” practice of slopping out – the UN says our prisons really need to step up.

# prison - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Nurse jailed for ill treatment of 92-year-old after family installed secret camera

The hidden camera captured the nurse poking the 92-year-old victim in the head and telling her to “shut up”.

# prison - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

A combined 132 years in jail for the men who killed the Taufiq family in arson attack

The victims were the wife and children of Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, a Dublin-based neurosurgeon.

# prison - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Ó Cuív defends asking for a man convicted of manslaughter to be moved to an open prison

The man he made representations on behalf of was a drug dealer who killed an associate and stored the body in a freezer.

# prison - Friday 20 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ridiculously good-looking criminal’s mugshot goes viral after police Facebook post Model Mug

# prison - Thursday 19 June, 2014

‘One suicide within prison is too many’

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# prison - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons?

The Justice Committee will discuss this and other issues today.

# prison - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of short-term prisoners? Poll This post contains a poll

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

Someone jailed for four weeks can now be released after three.

# prison - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

# prison - Sunday 25 May, 2014

‘From scumbag to student’: The power of prison education

A former prisoner, who went from drug dealer to master’s student, has called for more funding for education in prisons. He admitted it will be “a hard sell”.

# prison - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

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

# prison - Monday 19 May, 2014

Prison body wants a dedicated strategy for Travellers leaving prisons

The Irish Penal Reform Trust wants ethnic monitoring in prison

# prison - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Prison officer hospitalised after handcuffed prisoner tried to escape

The prisoner and officer ended up on the ground after the prisoner, who was under escort to hospital, tried to slip his handcuffs and escape.

# prison - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Police investigate new sexual abuse allegations against Max Clifford UK

Police investigate new sexual abuse allegations against Max Clifford

Clifford was sentenced to eight years of prison yesterday after being found guilty of indecent assault.

# prison - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: The brutal death of Gary Douch was avoidable

If it is possible for there to be any positive legacy to this tragedy, it would be tangible improvements in the prison system at the highest level.

Max Clifford to be told today if he’s going to jail over sexual assaults

The PR guru was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault.

# prison - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up?

Under current legislation, people arrested for public order offences cannot be held until they sober up.

# prison - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Chelsea Manning officially granted name change – but will still be treated as male prisoner

A US judge has granted Manning’s request to be formally known as Chelsea.

# prison - Friday 11 April, 2014

Over 8,000 people were imprisoned for non-payment of fines last year

And legislation that will cut that number was passed yesterday.

# prison - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Carlos the Jackal fined for anti-Semitic insults aimed at prison officer

The Venezuelan, who was one of the world’s most wanted militants, is currently serving two life sentences in France.

# prison - Monday 31 March, 2014

’4,000 people are doing time in Irish Prisons – 4,000 families are doing time outside’

New documentary looks at how families of prisoners cope in the outside world.

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