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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 29 August, 2015


# prison - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Prisoner attacked two officers escorting him from hospital

One officer had facial injuries while the other had an injury to his shoulder.

# prison - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Three Mountjoy prison officers hospitalised after attack by prisoner

The officers were punched and had liquid thrown on them in the attack.

# prison - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Chelsea Manning’s chances of parole hurt by magazine and toothpaste charges

She has been spared solitary confinement, however.

# prison - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine

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

# prison - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Irishman and father of 8 held in one of Abu Dhabi’s most notorious prisons UAE

Irishman and father of 8 held in one of Abu Dhabi’s most notorious prisons

John White, a property developer from Clonmel in Country Tipperary is in prison over a €500,000 debt he could not pay.

# prison - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Half of the people imprisoned in Ireland last year were jailed for not paying fines

People are released after very short periods but are left with a prison record.

# prison - Friday 31 July, 2015

Court approves solitary confinement for the killer of Melanie McCarthy-McNamara

Daniel McDonnell has been placed in 23-hour lock-up for his own safety.

# prison - Thursday 30 July, 2015

“Confusion and chaos” reign as Irish politicians struggle to attend trial of Ibrahim Halawa

The teenager is facing another hearing on Sunday.

Asylum seeker horribly beaten in Cloverhill is the Afghan man found at side of motorway

21-year-old Walli Ullah Safi had no idea what country he was in when he first arrived in Ireland two weeks ago.

# prison - Monday 27 July, 2015

How many sex offenders are under special supervision in your region?

Offenders are monitored by the probation officers but are also required to tell local gardaí they are living in the area.

# prison - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Four killers on temporary release from prison this month

More than 500 prisoners were on temporary release across the country this month.

# prison - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Woman smuggled mobile phone into Mountjoy internally for €500

She was remanded on bail today.

# prison - Sunday 19 July, 2015

A professor asked volunteers to spend time in prison – but it went horribly wrong

The controversial Stanford Prison Experiment has now been made into a film.

# prison - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Father in Roscommon ‘House of Horrors’ will spend less time in jail

He will now spend 11 years in prison, 18 months less than previously expected.

# prison - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

CCTV captures Mexican drug lord’s audacious escape from prison

He even had a motorbike waiting for him

Frances Fitzgerald’s new crime bill: What’s in it – and what will it mean for victims?

Planned new laws would give victims the right to information about their cases…

# prison - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

A mother who starved and murdered her four-year-old son has died in prison

Magdalena Luczak was serving a life sentence in prison in Derby.

# prison - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Mexico thought this infamous drug lord wouldn’t escape from prison again

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is on the run.

# prison - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Prisoner found cut nearly in half with organs missing after riot

The grisly discovery raises obvious questions about the prison’s security.

# prison - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

A lot of you don’t know abortion carries a 14 year jail sentence

A substantial proportion of people did not know it is a crime to get an abortion when a woman’s life is not at risk.

# prison - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

‘I’ve seen people being sliced, being kicked around in prison – it’s all because of drugs’

A former inmate described the devastating impact the availability of drugs has on the lives of those both inside and outside our prisons.

# prison - Monday 6 July, 2015

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

# prison - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Prisoner attempted to escape after being brought to hospital from Cork prison

He knocked over an elderly woman as he attempted to escape.

‘All bark and no bite’: No one will be brought to court over water charges until 2017

Legislation published yesterday would also abolish imprisonment of people who refuse to pay.

# prison - Monday 29 June, 2015

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the start of a new week, here’s all the news you need to know.

# prison - Saturday 27 June, 2015

These hotels give guests a chance to sleep in luxury prison cells

You are allowed to leave whenever you want – once you’ve paid the bill, of course.

# prison - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Saved By The Bell’s ‘Screech’ sentenced to 4 months in jail over a pub stabbing

He is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.

# prison - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

“I would trust him with my life” – Graham Dwyer’s ‘girlfriend’ speaks of her love for the murderer

Victoria Andreenkova says she ‘doesn’t see him as a convicted killer’.

# prison - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Woman jailed for stealing €57,000 to pay for her father’s kidney transplant

She will spend almost two years in prison.

# prison - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Prison officer suspended as escaped convicted killers spotted 300 miles away

Two men were seen walking near a rail yard in Erwin on June 13.

# prison - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Rapist unwilling to engage in sex offenders programme gets extra jail time

The 54-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 60 counts of sexual assault of six sisters between 1994 and 2005.

# prison - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Teacher says her career was “destroyed” after phone in her bra set off prison detectors

She is suing the Irish Prison Service and Minister for Justice, among others.

# prison - Monday 15 June, 2015

Search for on-the-run prisoners: ‘They could be nearby… or they could be in Mexico by now’

Hundreds of police officers are conducting door-to-door searchers close to the New York prison.

# prison - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Victims “totally distraught” over Rolf Harris ‘woodworm’ prison song – lawyer

The disgraced entertainer reportedly penned a song from his cell calling his victims “slimy little woodworm”.

# prison - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Convicted rapist sues State over recording of confidential phone calls

He is seeking an injunction preventing the authorities from intercepting and recording phone calls between him and his lawyers.

# prison - Friday 12 June, 2015

Female prison worker smuggled tools that helped dangerous prisoners escape

The two men escaped a maximum security prison at the weekend – and still haven’t been found.

# prison - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Inmates in Mountjoy formed pyramid in yard to help prisoner reach drugs

The inmate consumed the drugs while he was up there and was unable to get back down.

# prison - Monday 8 June, 2015

New York puts bounty on the heads of two escaped murderers after “Shawshank” style breakout

David Sweat and Richard Matt cut through steel walls to make their getaway.

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