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#Prison

# prison - Yesterday’s News

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# 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.

# prison - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Man breaks out of high-security prison using wire cutters and a drone

The 46-year-old who was convicted of kidnapping was recaptured at a Texas motel two days later.

# prison - Friday 7 July, 2017

Some victims had their throats slit as 28 inmates killed in brutal Mexico prison riot

Rioting inmates at the prison slit their rivals’ throats and beat them to death.

# prison - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Eric Locke appealing life sentence for murdering Sonia Blount

The Dublin man used a fake Facebook profile to lure his ex-girlfriend to a hotel room.

# prison - Friday 23 June, 2017

Man who raped ex-wife in dungeon jailed for 13 years

Police officers believe the woman came under significant pressure from family members to withdraw the allegations.

# prison - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Woman who lured police to her home with hoax 999 call in bid to kill them jailed for 16 years Explosives This post contains videos

Woman who lured police to her home with hoax 999 call in bid to kill them jailed for 16 years

Christine Connor also used photos of a Swedish model to dupe men online.

# prison - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Two inmates 'dangerous beyond description' on the run after killing guards

“My biggest worry is they’re going to kill somebody else.”

Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

# prison - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Four dead, including three police officers, in Mexican prison shootout

The hours-long gun battle broke out due to a conflict between prisoner factions.

# prison - Monday 5 June, 2017

Murders, corruption and crime: The hell of Mexican prisons

Gangs have effective control of cell blocks in some jails and fight among themselves triggering riots, murders and escapes.

# prison - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Manuel Noriega, infamous dictator toppled by US army, dies aged 83

Noriega ruled the Central American country of Panama between 1983 and 1989 before being deposed by a US military invasion.

# prison - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Israel gives in to hunger strikers' demands as Palestinian prisoners call off protest

The deal was brokered by the Red Cross.

# prison - Friday 26 May, 2017

US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle

Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.

# prison - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Rolf Harris to be released from prison tomorrow

Harris denies four counts of indecent assault against three teenage girls between 1971 and 1983.

# prison - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers

There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.

# prison - Monday 15 May, 2017

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

# prison - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Prisoner dehydration death erupts into US scandal

The details of Terrill Thomas’s death have sparked national outrage.

# prison - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs

The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.

Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

# prison - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'Staff who have been seriously assaulted cannot get a conviction': Prison officers call for more support

POA general secretary John Clinton said that reduced staffing levels were increasing the risk for serving officers.

# prison - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Inmate who escaped from open prison in 2015 returned to custody

John Paul Duncan was arrested by police in the UK in 2015 and extradited back to Ireland.

# prison - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone will sign a ministerial order as early as this week ending the practice.

# prison - Saturday 25 March, 2017

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period

Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.

# prison - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Irish MEP: 'Time for Ireland to take legal challenge against Egypt'

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has now been postponed for the 20th time.

# prison - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections' Hunger Strike This post contains videos

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'

Lynn Boylan says Halawa has been ‘on hunger strikes on and off’ throughout his detention.

Out of prison and then back in: This unique US programme aims to break the cycle

Participants are assigned to work crews and can only advance to more sophisticated job training if they go 60 days without an absence.

# prison - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

From The42 Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered Controversy

Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered

Bruno Fernandes de Souza, a 32-year-old goalkeeper, was convicted of the crime in 2010.

It costs the State €2,773.38 to detain one juvenile prisoner per day in Ireland

The average cost in Europe is €283.58 per day.

# prison - Friday 10 March, 2017

Extremist who called Jewish people 'subhuman animals' jailed in London

Lawrence Burns has been sentenced to four years in prison.

# prison - Monday 6 March, 2017

Man sentenced to nine years for his part in killing of man over pedigree chihuahua

He was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

# prison - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

A new smoking policy for the prison service is currently being finalised.

# prison - Friday 17 February, 2017

Four days after being beaten to death in his cell, 69-year-old has rape conviction overturned

Roger Largent was found beaten to death in his cell on Saturday.

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