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#Behind Bars

# behind-bars - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison

Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.

# behind-bars - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam spends first night in jail on charges of "terrorist murder"

Abdeslam is expected to be extradited back to France in “no more than three months”.

# behind-bars - Friday 18 March, 2016

Police in London respond after holding a child in custody overnight

A report published in the Evening Standard found that more than 7,500 children were detained overnight last year.

# behind-bars - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Man who stormed Dutch TV station has jail term increased to 40 months

The man had originally been sentenced to 30 months in prison for brandishing a fake gun and demanding air time.

# behind-bars - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Prison U-turn: Oscar Pistorius is staying in jail for now

The Olympian was scheduled to be released on Friday.

# behind-bars - Monday 3 August, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa has first 'human contact' with family in months

The 19-year-old from Tallaght has been held in Egypt since August 2013.

# behind-bars - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

CCTV captures Mexican drug lord's audacious escape from prison

He even had a motorbike waiting for him

# behind-bars - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

"I would trust him with my life" - Graham Dwyer's 'girlfriend' speaks of her love for the murderer

Victoria Andreenkova says she ‘doesn’t see him as a convicted killer’.

# behind-bars - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Man who raped and killed Jill Meagher to stay behind bars until he is 86 years old

Adrian Earnest Bayley won’t be eligible for parole until 2058.

# behind-bars - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Prisoners in Irish jails are being forced to sleep on floors

Reports by the Prison Visiting Committees of eleven prisons have been released this morning,

# behind-bars - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Boy (14) planned to bomb train station

In a second case, a 19-year-old (pictured) went on trial for supporting Islamic State.

# behind-bars - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland

The Prison Officers Association annual delegate heard that there has been six stabbings in six weeks.

# behind-bars - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

From The42 Ex-Premier League footballer jailed for two-and-a-half years for match-fixing Behind Bars

Ex-Premier League footballer jailed for two-and-a-half years for match-fixing

The former Bolton striker was found guilty of attempting to manipulate matches.

# behind-bars - Friday 9 January, 2015

Blogger receives first 50 of 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam

Raef Badawi has been behind bars since 2012.

# behind-bars - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Carlos the Jackal to face new murder trial over 1974 grenade attack

The 64-year-old Venezuelan was once one of the world’s most-wanted militants.

# behind-bars - Friday 11 April, 2014

French lawyer convicted of murdering missing heiress after 36 years

The 76-year-old was sentenced to 20 years in his third trial for the killing of his then-mistress. Her body has never been found.

# behind-bars - Saturday 22 March, 2014

"If that's the way the cookie crumbles": Margaretta D'Arcy says she'll go back to prison if she has to

The veteran peace activist was released from Mountjoy women’s prison this morning. She’s due back before the courts on a separate charge in three month’s time.

# behind-bars - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Ohio woman sentenced to five Christmases in jail

The former license agency employee pleaded guilty to accepting payments to falsify records for immigrants.

# behind-bars - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Irish prisons could - possibly - be getting wi-fi

Alan Shatter says there’s no way that prisoners will be given open access to the internet – but they may be able to use it for educational resources.