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# prison - Today’s News

Intimidation and forced stripping: St Patrick’s Institution will FINALLY close today

The facility began housing underage prisoners in the 1980s, in what was supposed to be a temporary measure.

# prison - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks

Nearly half of those were in Mountjoy Prison.

# prison - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Doctor found guilty of dosing ex-wife with Xanax and drowning her in bathtub

The death had initially been treated as a suicide.

# prison - Friday 13 March, 2015

TV weatherman Fred Talbot sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing boys

Police said he plied the boys with alcohol on school trips when he was a teacher.

# prison - Thursday 12 March, 2015

‘Irish prisons run smoothly on the goodwill of staff – that will end’

Voluntary duties are to be withdrawn from prison officers under industrial action voted on yesterday.

# prison - Monday 9 March, 2015

Over 8,000 people were jailed last year for not paying small fines

…costing taxpayers about €180 per person per day.

# prison - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

‘Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers’ Strike Looming This post contains videos

‘Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers’

A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.

# prison - Friday 27 February, 2015

Single mother from Donegal jailed for not paying her TV licence

She was taken by taxi to the Dóchas centre, where she was held for three hours.

Gary Glitter will spend up to 16 years in jail

The former glam rocker was convicted of the attempted rape and sexual assault of three schoolgirls.

# prison - Monday 23 February, 2015

86 people died in Irish prisons over the past 10 years

There have been calls for specialised suicide prevention programmes in prisons.

# prison - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement

The High Court decided that Daniel McDonnell’s constitutional rights were breached.

# prison - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Manhunt: Gardaí search for dangerous escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell after hospital attack

The man, a UK national, was serving a sentence for armed robbery.

# prison - Friday 13 February, 2015

Revenge porn is now illegal in England and Wales

Anyone who breaks the law could face two years in jail.

# prison - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Halawa letter criticising Government ‘shows the real hurt this kid is going through’

Amnesty International believe the Government is doing everything it can to secure his release.

# prison - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years for manslaughter

Prosecutors had branded him a ‘reckless idiot’.

# prison - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Isolating ‘puppet master’ gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons

The Irish Prison Officers’ Association said the initiatives announced this week are nothing new.

# prison - Friday 6 February, 2015

Stopping people throwing drugs into prisons is “very difficult”

“People just wait for the gardaí to go by and then come back and start throwing them over the wall.”

# prison - Monday 26 January, 2015

# 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.

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