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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 25 July, 2016


# 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

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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.

# prison - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Here’s what these teens would change to make Ireland a better place

Ahead of the election spoke to six Irish teenagers about what they want for the country over the next four years.

# prison - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Barack Obama is really trying to close Guantanamo Bay prison

“This is about closing a chapter in history,” the US President said today.

# prison - Sunday 21 February, 2016

After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life

Of her first 29 months in jail, Hailey served about 27 alone in a 6-by-10-foot cell, with a bed, a toilet and a few books to pass the time.

# prison - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Spanish councillor faces year in prison for 2011 topless protest

27-year-old Rita Maestre went on trial for her role in the protest when she was still a university student.

# prison - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Former army private jailed for six years for attempted rape at his home

28-year-old Bernard Fleming had pleaded not guilty to the attempted rape which happened after he met the victim outside an early house in Dublin in 2011.

‘They think you are a poof and they prey on you’

A new report documents the experiences of LGBT people in prison, an “invisible population”.

# prison - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Student jailed for 11 months for wrecking holiday home on St Patrick’s Day

The judge said he had no choice but to impose a custodial sentence.

# prison - Thursday 28 January, 2016

These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners

There are around 1,200 Irish nationals imprisoned abroad.

# prison - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

The man behind the 1985 bombing of a 747 off Cork has left prison

329 people died in the bombing. Inderjit Singh Reyat is the only person ever to be convicted of the atrocity.

# prison - Monday 25 January, 2016

Search continues for inmates who made ‘sophisticated’ and daring prison escape

The men cut, crawled, climbed and rappelled their way to freedom.

# prison - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Man who cut off businessman’s penis among three to escape maximum-security prison

The men escaped during a disturbance in the prison.

# prison - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters

The incident began after two Navy patrol boats drifted into Iranian territory late yesterday.

# prison - Sunday 10 January, 2016

When life means life: ‘All I went for was a few bob. I hadn’t it in mind at all to kill her’

Through the Freedom of Information Act, discovered there are just three men who have been imprisoned for over 40 years for murders committed back in the 1960s and 1970s.

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