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# inmates - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'Everyone had to play their part': How Ireland kept Covid-19 out of its prisons

Even with the movement of staff in and out of prisons and some 700 new committals there have been no confirmed cases among inmates.

# inmates - Monday 9 March, 2020

Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures

Family visits were restricted to prevent transmission in prisons, causing increased tensions.

# inmates - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years

The loans were given for a number of reasons, including the purchases of games consoles.

# inmates - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

# inmates - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Five people died in prison custody last year

The cause of death in all five cases is yet to be determined.

# inmates - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands

Trump has vowed to “load (Guantanamo) up with some bad dudes” .

# inmates - Thursday 22 December, 2016

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

# inmates - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels

Brian Veale has pleaded not guilty to murdering Graham Johnson at Cork Prison.

# inmates - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner

Criticisms are contained in a report into the death of a 65-year-old man at the prison last year.

# inmates - Monday 27 June, 2016

Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection

A visiting committee described the situation in Cloverhill prison in particular as a “logistical nightmare”.

# inmates - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter Prison Break This post contains videos

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter

The men were arrested hours after their great escape.

# inmates - Friday 26 February, 2016

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?

The voting ban in British prisons has been a source of controversy, but here, just one in five who register decide to fill in their ballot papers.

# inmates - Thursday 28 January, 2016

These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners

There are around 1,200 Irish nationals imprisoned abroad.

# inmates - Monday 6 July, 2015

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

# inmates - 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.

# inmates - 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.

# inmates - Thursday 1 May, 2014

More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion

The injured were brought to hospital and the uninjured were brought to nearby jails.

# inmates - 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.

# inmates - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"

A prison officer in St Patrick’s says all the current problems in St Patrick’s Institution will just be recreated when the inmates move to Wheatfield Prison.

# inmates - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Former death row inmates fight capital punishment

The World Congress against the death penalty opens today in Madrid, and some former inmates spoke about their thoughts on the issue.

# inmates - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Women prisoners line up fashion label

Italy’s biggest prison is launching a not-for-profit brand linked to LVMH luxury giant – and inmates get paid.

# inmates - Friday 22 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Atlanta jail tells inmates: We'll reward you if you can break out Breakout

Atlanta jail tells inmates: We'll reward you if you can break out

The locks on the Fulton County Jail are so weak they’re useless – and the jail’s found a clever way to try out the new ones.

# inmates - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote

In Ireland prisoners currently have the right to vote, but it’s not the same story across the EU. The ECHR has ruled that a blanket ban is illegal.

# inmates - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008

Thirty-three prisoners are currently listed as absconded, Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter said this week.

# inmates - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter

The Minister for Justice has said the planned temporary release of certain prisoners helps the “gradual reintegration” of criminals into society.

# inmates - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report

Officials have confirmed that 358 people died in the blaze, making it the world’s deadliest prison fire in a century.

# inmates - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release

Gardaí have been notified after the two inmates failed to return to their institutions.

# inmates - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge In photos: Brazilian prison crowns Miss Penitentiary 2011 Miss Penitentiary This post contains images

In photos: Brazilian prison crowns Miss Penitentiary 2011

Around 100 inmates participated in this year’s prison beauty pageant.

# inmates - Sunday 30 January, 2011

Investigation underway into Mountjoy fire

Five inmates were taken to hospital last night after a a fire broke out in the prison – which investigators believe was started deliberately.