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# prison - Yesterday’s News

# prison - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Bus carrying 12 prisoners falls from Texas overpass onto train tracks

The Department of Public Safety could not give details on the number of deaths but said it was a fatal incident.

# prison - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Counter-terror chief: We can’t stop all attacks without becoming a totalitarian society

Gilles de Kerchove also warned that Europe’s prisons have become a ‘massive incubator’ for radicalisation.

# prison - Thursday 8 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge You’ll never guess how this woman managed to sneak a gun into prison Smuggled

You’ll never guess how this woman managed to sneak a gun into prison

Just think of the worst possible place to put a gun, and you have it.

# prison - Friday 2 January, 2015

Man jailed for insulting Kenyan president on Facebook

The man, a student, pleaded guilty to hate speech.

# prison - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Inmates found dead at two Irish prisons over Christmas period

Prisoners died at Limerick Prison and at Wheatfield in Dublin. It’s believed they suffered drug overdoses.

# prison - Friday 26 December, 2014

Almost 250 inmates in Irish prisons separated from general population

The largest number on restricted regime was in Wheatfield Prison.

# prison - Friday 19 December, 2014

Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.

Young people have the highest rates of reoffending, but they also have the greatest capacity for change – scientific evidence proves this.

# prison - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Why Norway’s prison system is so successful

Relatively few people in Norway go to prison, and those who do usually only go once. How does Norway do it?

# prison - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Moment man exonerated after 27 years in prison will bring a tear to your eye Free At Last This post contains videos

Moment man exonerated after 27 years in prison will bring a tear to your eye

Kwame Ajamu was wrongly convicted of murder in 1975.

# prison - Monday 1 December, 2014

# prison - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Thirteen inmates who had been on hunger strike die of poisoning in Venezuela

The inmates broke into the prison infirmary and drank a cocktail of grain alcohol and prescription drugs.

Ireland’s prisons are getting more chaplains

The aim is to have 18 chaplain roles across all Irish Prisons.

# prison - Monday 24 November, 2014

Taxi-driver who tried to rape Irishwoman in Dubai to serve three years

The man, a Bangladeshi national, had threatened to kill the woman if she told police about the incident.

# prison - Saturday 22 November, 2014

“Life, a long long time ago” – Documentary follows Guildford Four’s Paddy Armstrong to London

An RTÉ documentary followed Armstrong on and told his story.

# prison - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

So who is this woman marrying Charles Manson?

She has been a fanatical follower of Manson since the age of 16.

Charles Manson has been granted permission to get married in prison

A marriage license has been approved for him and his 26-year-old partner.

‘Turmoil’ in jails as prison officers launch industrial action

“Not every other employee has the misfortune of having to work with junkies puking and shitting around the place”.

# prison - Saturday 15 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

Here’s how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 … and never came back

Many are still deemed “unlawfully at large from custody”.

# prison - Sunday 9 November, 2014

We’ve sent Romania a load of pregnant cows raised by prisoners

The cows will be send to impoverished communities in the country.

# prison - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison

The search was based on intelligence gathered.

# prison - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Loner trucker jailed for shooting at motorists 700 times to teach them “a lesson”

Michael Harry K was jailed for 10 and a half years in Germany.

# prison - Saturday 25 October, 2014

How many children were sent to detention schools this year?

There are three such institutions in Ireland, all based in Dublin.

Poll: Should people who share nude or sexual content of their exes online be jailed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who share nude or sexual content of their exes online be jailed?

England, Wales and Scotland all have plans underway to deal with the issue.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

# prison - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Man guilty of ‘most heinous crime for a generation’ to be freed in UK

Roberts was jailed for life with a 30-year minimum after killing three policemen nearly 50 years ago.

# prison - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Oscar Pistorius leaves court dock to spend his first night in jail

He left behind four white roses and a bucket in the courtroom.

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

# prison - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Author John Grisham says sentences for watching child porn are too harsh

He said that men sometimes stumble onto websites featuring child pornography after ‘pushing the wrong buttons’ while drunk.

# prison - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Timeline to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons needs to be set

The new human rights commissioner said she is concerned about serious gaps in prison complaints procedures.

Artist transforms Alcatraz into tribute to political prisoners

Chinese artist Weiwei has installed a number of exhibitions into the prison.

# prison - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Homeless dilemmas: Where do women go after prison?

Read Annette’s story.

# prison - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Make way for the lady Meeks, there’s a new ridiculously good-looking mugshot going viral Prisonbae

# prison - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Mountjoy unit with ‘air of neglect and decay’ closed after damning report

The Inspector of Prisons had said prisoners in the unit were inactive and the unit was ‘dirty’during his visits.

Column: ‘Protecting human rights in Colombia is a dangerous business’

A Christian Aid Ireland delegation visited David Rabelo, a human rights defender in Bogota prison, where he is serving 18 years.

# prison - Friday 12 September, 2014

Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes from prison with two others

TJ Lane was 18 when he pleaded guilty last year to aggravated murder in the shooting spree at Chardon High School.

# prison - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is ‘unfinished’ as 8 boys remain locked up

The Ombudsman for Children said that ‘vulnerable’ boys should be removed to Weatfield Prison.

# prison - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Family asks why media knew about tinfoil found in dead prisoner’s cell before they did

The man was serving a 16-year sentence for drug possession when he was found dead in Mountjoy last August.

# prison - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Men freed after 30 years in US prison for crime they didn’t commit

The two men are mentally impaired and one of them is the longest serving death row inmate in North Carolina.

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