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# prison - Today’s News


# prison - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Nurse jailed for raping 27 elderly patients

His victims were aged between 74 and 100 and some suffered from dementia or a physical disability.

# prison - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Mass murderer Breivik vows to go on hunger strike “until death”

He has previously demanded prison authorities upgrade his Playstation 2 to a Playstation 3.

# prison - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Questions raised after prisoner died after being released from prison

The prisoner was diagnosed with a brain tumour whilst in prison and died two month after he was released.

# prison - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

# prison - Sunday 20 September, 2015

This man has never committed a violent crime, but will die in prison unless Obama steps in

Tim Tyler has been called a “peacenik deadhead”.

# prison - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Oscar Pistorius parole review postponed for two weeks

The athlete had been due to leave prison in August to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

Karen Buckley murderer to appeal length of prison sentence

Alexander Pacteau was ordered to serve a minimum of 23 years in prison before he can apply for parole.

# prison - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Portlaoise prisoners plan dirty protest after being refused gluten-free bread

The action is being taken by about 25 men.

# prison - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

A convicted killer has come down off a prison roof after three days – for a pizza and a can of coke

“I’ve done what I wanted. I’ve had a mad one.”

# prison - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Crowd holds street party for inmate who’s been on prison roof for three days

Complete with fireworks and a soundsystem…

# prison - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Gangland figure dies in Portlaoise Prison while serving life for murder

Eugene Cullen was serving a life sentence for his involvement with the murder of Seamus O’Byrne.

# prison - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison

It was confirmed yesterday that the former minister will not have to go back to jail for six days to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

# 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.

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