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#Prison

# prison - Monday 16 January, 2017

26 dead as gangs behead inmates in Brazilian prison massacre

Officials said members of two drug gangs clashed violently after coming out of different parts of the prison.

# prison - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home'

Paul Murphy was one of eight TDs who visited Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt during the week.

# prison - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

# prison - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Norwegian mass murderer makes Nazi salute as court reviews 'inhumane' prison regime

Breivik has a three-cell complex where he can play video games and watch television on two sets.

# prison - Monday 2 January, 2017

US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection

Expert opinion on the drug is mixed but a study showed users had a lower rate of relapse after the injection.

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped

Officials say it’s the biggest prison massacre ever to take place in the area.

# prison - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies

An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.

# prison - Friday 30 December, 2016

Over half of prisoners are in some form of training

The services are available to all in the prison system.

# prison - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016

Ten Irish people were sent to prison in the US this year, there were seven new cases in Australia and six in France.

# prison - Thursday 22 December, 2016

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

# prison - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Laois man who raped and brutally beat his wife jailed for five years

The man told gardaí he “flipped” because the woman accused him of being “needy”.

# prison - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'

‘It is a mark of true sincerity, therefore, for politicians to take up unpopular causes like that of Leon Wright,’ writes author Frankie Gaffney.

# prison - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer Exclusive

Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.

# prison - Monday 12 December, 2016

Crackdown on outstanding warrants results in 50 arrests

Many repeat offenders were placed in prison following the operation.

# prison - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Prisoner seriously injured and hospitalised after stabbing at Mountjoy

The man received serious stab wounds and cuts to the face.

# prison - Monday 7 November, 2016

Two prisoners escape from London prison

It’s understood that the two men left mannequins in their beds.

# prison - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail

The president of the Philippines has been waging a bloody war on drugs.

# prison - Friday 4 November, 2016

Eight men jailed for combined 96 years for child sexual exploitation of three girls

The four-week trial recalled years of sexual abuse against the young girls in Rotherham.

# prison - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Man found guilty of murdering fellow prison inmate after row over TV channels

The four day trial heard that Brian Veale stabbed Graham Johnson in the kitchen of Cork Prison.

# 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?

Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.

# 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.

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