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# Castlerea Prison

This year
Prison inmate died after not receiving CPR for 7 minutes due to delays in opening cell
The prison authorities were also unable to contact a doctor to formally pronounce the prisoner dead after the incident in 2020.
All time
Man charged after gardaí caught him outside prison in possession of drone, mobiles, and 440 pills
A woman in her 40s has been released without charge.
Gardaí seeking prisoner who escaped after attending hospital appointment in Mayo
The man, aged in his mid 30s, escaped from the custody of the Irish Prison Service at Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar yesterday morning.
Chinese takeaway owner released from prison after challenging State detention
Yuntao Yu’s had never sought to evade the authorities, setting up his eatery beside Letterkenny Garda Station.
Woman who dropped trousers at prison sues State
The woman says she felt humiliated after the incident – but prison officers say she was never asked to remove her trousers.
Athlone child rapist will be sentenced today
The 30-year-old man has admitted to all charges against him, relating to sex offences against two young girls who were attending a birthday party in Athlone last September.
Athlone child rape case: DPP to accept guilty pleas
The 30-year-old accused appeared at Harristown District Court today.
Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick's Institution double in 3 years
The juvenile detention centre has had more illegal mobile phones seized so far this year than any other prison.
Update: Two brothers escape from Roscommon prison
Authorities at Castlerea Prison in Co Roscommon discovered that the two men, both in their 20s, were unaccounted for this morning.