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Dublin: 7 °C Thursday 24 April, 2014


# 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.

# prison - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Man who hacked British soldier to death sentenced to life in prison

Michael Adebolajo and his accomplice Michael Adebowale – also sentenced today – were dragged from the dock after screaming at the judge during sentencing.

# prison - Monday 24 February, 2014

Man found guilty after ‘shocking’ dog attack on four-year-old girl

Another dog owned by the man chased a cat into a house last year, bit a man inside and then killed the cat, the court heard.

# prison - Friday 21 February, 2014

Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months

Irish prisons are attempting to limit the use of restrictive regimes.

# prison - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Pregnant teenager receives jail term after being gang-raped

The jail term has been suspended because of her pregnancy but she has also been fined around €640.

# prison - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Margaretta D’Arcy will get a prison visit from Gerry Adams today

The 79-year-old anti-war campaigner is spending three months in prison for refusing to stay out of unauthorised zones at Shannon Airport.

# prison - Monday 10 February, 2014

‘Peru 2′ may soon be one as Reid’s parents pay to bring her home

Reid’s parents have reportedly paid £3,500 so she can apply for a prison transfer and serve her sentence in Scotland, leaving her Northern Irish friend behind in Peru.

# prison - Sunday 9 February, 2014

There are 62 republican prisoners being held at present in Irish prisons IRA

There are 62 republican prisoners being held at present in Irish prisons

The average person is in custody in Portlaoise Prison for over 8 months.

# prison - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Hundreds detained in Irish prisons each year over immigration issues

Many of these people were being held in prison ahead of their deportation.

# prison - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Prisoner can’t resist selfie with marijuana plant he snuck into prison… Green Fingers

Prisoner can’t resist selfie with marijuana plant he snuck into prison…

… despite the fact that it resulted in it getting taken away.

# prison - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Gilmore: No problem with Sabina Higgins prison visit to Margaretta D’Arcy

The wife of President Michael D. Higgins visited the veteran peace campaigner in “private and personal” capacity, according to the Áras.

# prison - Thursday 16 January, 2014

New Cork prison will be “cramped and oppressive”

The Justice Minister is signing documents to give the go-ahead for the new prison, but campaigners are not happy

# prison - Monday 13 January, 2014

Four republican dissidents sentenced after guns and ammunition find

The four men have been given seven to 12 year terms with half spent in prison.

# prison - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From The Score Eddie Irvine sentenced to six months in jail after Milan nightclub brawl In The Dock

Eddie Irvine sentenced to six months in jail after Milan nightclub brawl

But the F1 driver will not have to serve any of the sentence under Italian law.

# prison - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Escaped convict turned himself in because it was ‘too cold’ On The Run

Escaped convict turned himself in because it was ‘too cold’

Robert Vick thought better of his decision to escape prison in Kentucky.

# prison - Monday 6 January, 2014

‘Serious incident’ at UK prison involved 60 prisoners and lasted 5 hours

The disturbance at HMP Oakwood, England’s largest prison, has now been resolved.

# prison - Monday 23 December, 2013

249 prisoners to be released from Irish jails over Christmas

Just over 6 per cent of Ireland’s prison population will be given varying periods of release from jail over the festive period.

Another Pussy Riot member has been freed in Russia after amnesty

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was today freed hours after Maria Alyokhina was released. The third band member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was freed months into her sentence.

# prison - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

‘Peru 2′ sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in jail each

Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid were found guilty of trafficking cocaine.

Over half of those released from prison re-offend within three years

The figures show men and younger people are more likely to re-offend.

# prison - Monday 16 December, 2013

38 arrested for carrying out genital mutilation on girls as young as three

The practice has been outlawed in Tanzania but is still performed in some parts of the country.

UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm

That makes women prisoners four times more like to self-harm than their male counterparts.

# prison - Friday 13 December, 2013

Iceland jails bank officials for Kaupthing fraud

The four directors were sentenced to between three-and-a-half and five-and-a-half years in prison.

# prison - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Over 40 per cent on probation re-offend within three years

Re-offending is higher among males and younger offenders.

# prison - Friday 6 December, 2013

13 life sentence prisoners were recalled to prison between 2001-2012

The thirteen prisoners had been released from prison early.

# prison - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Overcrowding at Dóchas women’s prison has led to “tension throughout” the centre

The report by Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly found that the centre has consistently operated above its capacity.

# prison - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Big increase in number of women being sent to jail

The number of women being sent to jail has increased by one third in the last three years, while the number of men being imprisoned has levelled off.

# prison - Friday 15 November, 2013

Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy

Transgender individuals can now be housed based on the gender they identify with, under the new policy.

One murder, 112 assaults allegedly by people out on bail this year

The figures show that there were also 15 harassment and related offences carried out by people out on bail.

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