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# prison - Today’s News

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period

Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.

# prison - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Irish MEP: 'Time for Ireland to take legal challenge against Egypt'

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has now been postponed for the 20th time.

# prison - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections' Hunger Strike This post contains videos

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'

Lynn Boylan says Halawa has been ‘on hunger strikes on and off’ throughout his detention.

Out of prison and then back in: This unique US programme aims to break the cycle

Participants are assigned to work crews and can only advance to more sophisticated job training if they go 60 days without an absence.

# prison - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

From The42 Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered Controversy

Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered

Bruno Fernandes de Souza, a 32-year-old goalkeeper, was convicted of the crime in 2010.

It costs the State €2,773.38 to detain one juvenile prisoner per day in Ireland

The average cost in Europe is €283.58 per day.

# prison - Friday 10 March, 2017

Extremist who called Jewish people 'subhuman animals' jailed in London

Lawrence Burns has been sentenced to four years in prison.

# prison - Monday 6 March, 2017

Man sentenced to nine years for his part in killing of man over pedigree chihuahua

He was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

# prison - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

A new smoking policy for the prison service is currently being finalised.

# prison - Friday 17 February, 2017

Four days after being beaten to death in his cell, 69-year-old has rape conviction overturned

Roger Largent was found beaten to death in his cell on Saturday.

# prison - Monday 13 February, 2017

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

# prison - Monday 16 January, 2017

26 dead as gangs behead inmates in Brazilian prison massacre

Officials said members of two drug gangs clashed violently after coming out of different parts of the prison.

# prison - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home'

Paul Murphy was one of eight TDs who visited Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt during the week.

# prison - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

# prison - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Norwegian mass murderer makes Nazi salute as court reviews 'inhumane' prison regime

Breivik has a three-cell complex where he can play video games and watch television on two sets.

# prison - Monday 2 January, 2017

US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection

Expert opinion on the drug is mixed but a study showed users had a lower rate of relapse after the injection.

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped

Officials say it’s the biggest prison massacre ever to take place in the area.

# prison - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies

An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.

# prison - Friday 30 December, 2016

Over half of prisoners are in some form of training

The services are available to all in the prison system.

# prison - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016

Ten Irish people were sent to prison in the US this year, there were seven new cases in Australia and six in France.

# prison - Thursday 22 December, 2016

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

# prison - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Laois man who raped and brutally beat his wife jailed for five years

The man told gardaí he “flipped” because the woman accused him of being “needy”.

# prison - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'

‘It is a mark of true sincerity, therefore, for politicians to take up unpopular causes like that of Leon Wright,’ writes author Frankie Gaffney.

# prison - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer Exclusive

Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.

# prison - Monday 12 December, 2016

Crackdown on outstanding warrants results in 50 arrests

Many repeat offenders were placed in prison following the operation.

# prison - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Prisoner seriously injured and hospitalised after stabbing at Mountjoy

The man received serious stab wounds and cuts to the face.

# prison - Monday 7 November, 2016

Two prisoners escape from London prison

It’s understood that the two men left mannequins in their beds.

# prison - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail

The president of the Philippines has been waging a bloody war on drugs.

# prison - Friday 4 November, 2016

Eight men jailed for combined 96 years for child sexual exploitation of three girls

The four-week trial recalled years of sexual abuse against the young girls in Rotherham.

# prison - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Man found guilty of murdering fellow prison inmate after row over TV channels

The four day trial heard that Brian Veale stabbed Graham Johnson in the kitchen of Cork Prison.

# prison - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels

Brian Veale has pleaded not guilty to murdering Graham Johnson at Cork Prison.

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?

Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.

# prison - Monday 17 October, 2016

Seven beheaded and six burned to death as 25 prisoners killed in Brazilian prison riot

The bloodshed began when inmates of one wing of the Agricola de Monte Cristo prison broke into another wing.

# prison - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Prisoner facing discipline after breaking out onto roof of Cloverhill prison

The incident happened this evening at about 5.30pm.

# prison - Friday 23 September, 2016

Convicted drug dealer denies calling prison officer "a dog"

Patrick Irwin is serving at 10-year term at Mountjoy Prison.

# prison - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison

Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.

# prison - Monday 5 September, 2016

Rio police say all information from ticket touting investigation will be passed to court on Thursday

Kevin Mallon from THG is due to give new testimony to police today. Both men deny any wrongdoing.

# prison - Monday 29 August, 2016

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health

He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.

# prison - Monday 22 August, 2016

Squatters in disused Dublin prison could face jail over contempt of court

The squatters had been told to leave the premises by midnight last night.

# prison - Thursday 18 August, 2016

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison

Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.

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