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Prison

# prison - Today’s News

Aaron McKenna: To combat crime, we must make prison softer

After taking away a person’s freedom as punishment for their crimes, we should move on to the practical question of how we can reduce their likelihood to reoffend.

# prison - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Prisoners at an Irish jail grew thousands of sunflowers to raise money for a hospice

They also helped out with the local tidy towns committee.

# prison - Monday 18 August, 2014

Sniffer dog unit at Wheatfield Prison ‘compromised’ after false indications – report

The sniffer dog unit are used to detect the presence of drugs on any visitors to the prison.

# prison - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish Prison Service honoured with new commemorative stamps

The commemorative run was launched by Justice Minister France Fitzgerald.

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# prison - Thursday 31 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

# prison - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Mountjoy prisoner dies after being found unconscious in cell

The prisoner was found in his cell at around 4am this morning and was taken to hospital.

# prison - Friday 25 July, 2014

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to ‘slop out’

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

# prison - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Lostprophets singer jailed for child sex crimes loses appeal bid

The sentencing judge said the offences committed against children were of shocking depravity.

# prison - Monday 21 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Prison changes uniform because Orange Is The New Black made jumpsuits ‘cool’ Oitnb

# prison - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

The UN says Ireland’s prisons are ‘inhuman’

“Chronic” overcrowding, “poor” cell conditions and the “inhuman” practice of slopping out – the UN says our prisons really need to step up.

# prison - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Nurse jailed for ill treatment of 92-year-old after family installed secret camera

The hidden camera captured the nurse poking the 92-year-old victim in the head and telling her to “shut up”.

# prison - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

A combined 132 years in jail for the men who killed the Taufiq family in arson attack

The victims were the wife and children of Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, a Dublin-based neurosurgeon.

# prison - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Ó Cuív defends asking for a man convicted of manslaughter to be moved to an open prison

The man he made representations on behalf of was a drug dealer who killed an associate and stored the body in a freezer.

# prison - Friday 20 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ridiculously good-looking criminal’s mugshot goes viral after police Facebook post Model Mug

# prison - Thursday 19 June, 2014

‘One suicide within prison is too many’

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# prison - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons?

The Justice Committee will discuss this and other issues today.

# prison - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of short-term prisoners? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of short-term prisoners?

Someone jailed for four weeks can now be released after three.

# prison - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

# prison - Sunday 25 May, 2014

‘From scumbag to student’: The power of prison education

A former prisoner, who went from drug dealer to master’s student, has called for more funding for education in prisons. He admitted it will be “a hard sell”.

# prison - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.

# prison - Monday 19 May, 2014

Prison body wants a dedicated strategy for Travellers leaving prisons

The Irish Penal Reform Trust wants ethnic monitoring in prison

# prison - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Prison officer hospitalised after handcuffed prisoner tried to escape

The prisoner and officer ended up on the ground after the prisoner, who was under escort to hospital, tried to slip his handcuffs and escape.

# prison - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Police investigate new sexual abuse allegations against Max Clifford UK

Police investigate new sexual abuse allegations against Max Clifford

Clifford was sentenced to eight years of prison yesterday after being found guilty of indecent assault.

# prison - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: The brutal death of Gary Douch was avoidable

If it is possible for there to be any positive legacy to this tragedy, it would be tangible improvements in the prison system at the highest level.

Max Clifford to be told today if he’s going to jail over sexual assaults

The PR guru was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault.

# prison - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up?

Under current legislation, people arrested for public order offences cannot be held until they sober up.

# prison - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Chelsea Manning officially granted name change – but will still be treated as male prisoner

A US judge has granted Manning’s request to be formally known as Chelsea.

# prison - Friday 11 April, 2014

Over 8,000 people were imprisoned for non-payment of fines last year

And legislation that will cut that number was passed yesterday.

# prison - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Carlos the Jackal fined for anti-Semitic insults aimed at prison officer

The Venezuelan, who was one of the world’s most wanted militants, is currently serving two life sentences in France.

# prison - Monday 31 March, 2014

’4,000 people are doing time in Irish Prisons – 4,000 families are doing time outside’

New documentary looks at how families of prisoners cope in the outside world.

# prison - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law found guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans

Abu Ghaith is most famous for appearing in a video with bin Laden the day after the 9/11 attacks.

# prison - Friday 21 March, 2014

Advice issued on using registered gas fitters after installer jailed for manslaughter

Two teenagers died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a flat in Castlerock, County Derry in August 2010.

# prison - Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: There’s a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

# prison - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Margaretta D’Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

# prison - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Mandatory treatment for sex offenders “not a realistic option”

Minister O’Dowd confirmed this evening that participation in these programmes must be voluntary.

Drug-carrying drone discovered hovering outside Melbourne prison

One man’s been arrested and is due back before court next Monday…

# prison - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Limerick prison still ‘chronically overcrowded’ despite report signalling improvements

Today Minister Shatter said a new wing in the prison will be built with capacity for 100 male and 50 female prisoners.

# prison - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

12 arrested and 8 shotguns seized in garda operation targeting burglary gang

Items such as jewellery, cash and electronic goods were seized in the operation spanning three counties.

# prison - Friday 28 February, 2014

Professional bellydancer gets 13 years in jail for rape and sexual assault

The 30-year-old told one woman at a dance audition at his house to undress, saying he needed to check how quickly she could remove her clothes backstage, before he raped her.

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