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# prison - Yesterday’s News


# 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.

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

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# 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.

# prison - Friday 12 August, 2016

Yorkshire Ripper, who murdered 13 women, may move from psychiatric hospital to prison

He was given 20 life sentences in 1981.

# prison - Friday 5 August, 2016

Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man

The ex-officer, Stephen Rankin, shot 18-year-old William Chapman in the face and chest outside a Wal-Mart store last year.

# prison - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Three convicted murderers were out on temporary release last week

In total, 10% of the prison population was out last Wednesday.

# prison - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner

Criticisms are contained in a report into the death of a 65-year-old man at the prison last year.

# prison - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Chelsea Manning attempted to take her own life, legal team confirms

Manning’s legal team say she will be kept under close observation for several weeks.

# prison - Thursday 7 July, 2016

South East Asian crime gang selling drugs from 'upmarket Belfast apartment'

The drugs were posted into Northern Ireland from Spain and then re-distributed across the North and in Britain.

# prison - Monday 27 June, 2016

Teenage boy jailed in London after setting friends up for knife-point burglary UK

Teenage boy jailed in London after setting friends up for knife-point burglary

“He took advantage of this friendship and put his victims through an awful ordeal.”

Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection

A visiting committee described the situation in Cloverhill prison in particular as a “logistical nightmare”.

# prison - Saturday 25 June, 2016

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your weekend.

# prison - Friday 24 June, 2016

French mother who left her baby to die on a winter beach jailed for 20 years

Fabienne Kabou had blamed the killing on “witchcraft”.

# prison - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Garda awarded €17.5k after being “viciously” attacked by prisoner

The prisoner, a drug abuser, has since died.

# prison - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State

An inmate who held another hostage in a cell was given a three and a half year sentence today.

# prison - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Man who tried to smuggle drugs into prison fell asleep on the toilet while passing them

The man was the subject of threats when it emerged he was on compassionate leave.

# prison - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Over 100 young Irish adults spend 23 hours a day in a cell like this

Young adults are overrepresented in the prison population.

# prison - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Locked up for years for stealing a handkerchief - Delving into Spike Island's dark past

The prison was intended only as a temporary response to increased criminality during the famine, but remained open for 36 years.

# prison - Friday 13 May, 2016

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial is expected to take place at the end of June, nearly three years after he was imprisoned.

# prison - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Driver in 'micro-sleep' who killed woman and injured her baby sentenced to two years

The judge said he was imposing the prison term “to send a message” to drivers.

# prison - Friday 6 May, 2016

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo

She has been taken to the Dóchas Centre women’s prison where she is expected to spend ten days.

# prison - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist

The matter is the subject of a Garda investigation.

# prison - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Eight life sentences for convicted paedophile who raped his girlfriend and her mother

The man cannot be named to protect the women’s identities.

# prison - Saturday 30 April, 2016

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# prison - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Limerick killer found unresponsive in cell was under 'special observation'

Gary Campion is serving two life sentences for murders carried out in 2002 and 2009.

# prison - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Israel frees youngest female Palestinian prisoner

The 12-year-old girl confessed to planning a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

# prison - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving'

Kris Caudilla is serving 15 years in prison after he slammed into a car and killed a police officer in 2010.

# prison - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Ibrahim Halawa transferred prisons and is not missing

It was earlier reported that he had been moved and his family were unaware of his whereabouts.

# prison - Monday 11 April, 2016

Australian teen prisoner 'carved Isis symbol into his cellmate's forehead'

New South Wales Corrections Minister David Elliott said he was outraged by the alleged attack.

# prison - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter Prison Break This post contains videos

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter

The men were arrested hours after their great escape.

# prison - Friday 4 March, 2016

Murderer on the loose after absconding from jail in Wicklow

Gardaí are asking for the public’s assistance in tracking 51-year-old Frederick Lee.

Man jailed for 13 years for “religiously offensive” Facebook post

25-year-old Rizwan Haider has been convicted in an anti-terrorism court of three charges after he supposedly published a post referring to the Prophet Mohammed.

# prison - Friday 26 February, 2016

Prisoners can vote – so why don’t they?

The voting ban in British prisons has been a source of controversy, but here, just one in five who register decide to fill in their ballot papers.

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