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#Prison

# prison - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side'

TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.

# prison - Saturday 17 February, 2018

# prison - Sunday 11 February, 2018

The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers

TheJournal.ie was given access to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

# prison - Friday 2 February, 2018

Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons

A new report from the IPRT it says it can have a severe negative effect on prisoners’ mental health.

# prison - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Manchester attack 'hero' jailed for stealing from victims

Chris Parker has been sentenced to over four years in prison.

# prison - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Four babies born to women in prison last year

The seven births in 2017 and 2016 follow no births to mothers in custody in 2015 with three in 2014 and two in 2013.

# prison - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

# prison - Friday 5 January, 2018

'Serious questions' raised as victims were not told about release of 'black cab rapist'

John Worboys was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting several women.

# prison - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Ex-partner of reality star who was convicted of acid attack caught with mobile phone in prison

He will be sentenced in relation to the prohibited item on a later date.

# prison - Monday 25 December, 2017

This little piece of Alcatraz history was recently sold in an antique shop in Dublin

The names of all escapees of the prison island are in the notebook.

# prison - Friday 22 December, 2017

142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas

Many of the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences.

# prison - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Granny of protesting inmate lifted up in a hoist to talk him down from prison rooftop

Eric Harcourt, aged 22, climbed onto the roof of Cloverhill Prison and remained there for over 12 hours.

# prison - Monday 18 December, 2017

Jailed sex offender takes to High Court after being disciplined for criticising victim support group

Brian Doolan was convicted and jailed for 12 years, with two suspended in 2016.

# prison - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail

Rattigan successfully appealed against a 2001 murder conviction yesterday.

# prison - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over use of public phone

The former Paralympic champion is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

# prison - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Max Clifford has died after suffering heart attack in prison

The 74-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after collapsing in prison.

# prison - Monday 4 December, 2017

Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years

The 42-year-old man was aware the 13-year-old boy had recently come out as gay and that he had been a victim of previous sexual abuse.

# prison - Friday 24 November, 2017

Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison

Cocaine worth €25 was allegedly found when his wallet was searched during a professional visit to the jail.

# prison - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Man to be extradited in connection with murder of prison officer David Black

Black was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry Prison in 2012.

# prison - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Notorious US killer Charles Manson taken to hospital in California - reports

Manson was sentenced to death in 1971 for a killing spree that left seven people dead.

# prison - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder

66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.

# prison - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

'It had a devastating impact': Two jailed for acid attack outside London grocery store

One of the victims lost 20% of his vision as a result of his injuries.

# prison - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'I'm very happy, it's great': Ibrahim Halawa has arrived home to Dublin

The Dubliner has been speaking to the media at Terminal 1.

Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families

Overcrowding, nutrition, healthcare and access to mental health services remain as issues for prisons in Ireland.

# prison - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Gardaí seize drugs worth estimated €270,000 and arrest four people in Dublin

The operation was carried out as part of operation Thor by members of the Divisional Task Force based in Ballymun.

# prison - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison

Foul play is not suspected in the man’s death.

# prison - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'It doesn't make sense to isolate people further': Is prison the best solution to crime in Ireland?

The Law Society’s Human Rights Conference will hear suggestions today for improvements to the criminal justice system.

# prison - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died

The Inspector of Prisons has said the people who failed in their duties in the man’s care should be held to account.

'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate

Peter Greste – who spent over a year in an Egyptian prison with Halawa – said that it was “wonderful” that he had been released.

# prison - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot

The High Court ruled that Gary Simpson’s right to privacy was breached.

# prison - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

# prison - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Man jailed for car crash which killed eight people asks High Court to release him from prison

Shaun Kelly was sentenced to eight years in jail with four suspended after a crash that killed eight people in Donegal.

# prison - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release

Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.

# prison - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Oscar Pistorius brought to hospital complaining of 'chest pains'

Pistorius is serving six years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

# prison - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard

The incident happened at around 11am yesterday morning.

# prison - Friday 28 July, 2017

Man who collected welfare and fathered child after escaping from open prison to be returned to prison

Gardaí did not enter the details of the escape on the Pulse system.

# prison - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close

The next hearing will be on 25 July.

# prison - Friday 14 July, 2017

Riot squads were used at least once a day in Portlaoise Prison last year

A team typically would be made up of five or six wearing riot gear including a helmet and shield.

# prison - Thursday 13 July, 2017

British Viscount who offered reward for death of Remain campaigner jailed for 12 weeks

He was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after his conviction on two charges of sending menacing messages.

# prison - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'

A change in prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells.

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