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#Irish Prison Service

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Boy awarded €35,000 after contracting TB from dad who picked it up from prisoners at work

The judge said the boy had “suffered a nasty little life experience” but had fortunately fully recovered.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Investigation into claims of 'unauthorised surveillance' in Irish prisons to finish in February

The examination of claims by a prison officer was ordered by the Justice Minister in November.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons

Revelations that officers’ vehicles had been bugged were published today in the Irish Examiner.

# irish-prison-service - Friday 9 November, 2018

Search launched after prisoner escapes from Dublin courthouse

The man escaped from the Cloverhill court in Clondalkin, west Dublin this morning.

# irish-prison-service - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates

There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Prison service investigating two staff allegations about management practices

Another case under consideration from 2016 involves allegations of penalisation.

# irish-prison-service - Monday 25 June, 2018

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines

More than 2,000 people were sent to prison for failure to pay a court-imposed fine last year.

# irish-prison-service - Friday 8 June, 2018

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year

The latest figures shows there has been a significant drop in the number of imprisonments following new legislation.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Man accused of murdering estranged wife Joanne Lee found dead in Mountjoy Prison

Joanne Lee’s body was found in a flat in Ranelagh.

# irish-prison-service - Monday 2 April, 2018

Prison guards are cracking down on moonshine in Irish prisons

The largest amount seized was 266 pints in Castlerea Prison.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

# irish-prison-service - Friday 22 December, 2017

142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas

Many of the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences.

# irish-prison-service - 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.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison

Foul play is not suspected in the man’s death.

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died

The Inspector of Prisons has said the people who failed in their duties in the man’s care should be held to account.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 31 August, 2017

An average of 12 phones are seized in Irish prisons every week

The figure is up on last year, but way down on 2008 when about 42-a -week were seized.

# irish-prison-service - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release

Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.

# irish-prison-service - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'

A change in prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells.

# irish-prison-service - Monday 15 May, 2017

Large drop in number of people being jailed for non-payment of fines

New legislation enacted last year is being heralded as the reason for the reduction in committals.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Inmate who escaped from open prison in 2015 returned to custody

John Paul Duncan was arrested by police in the UK in 2015 and extradited back to Ireland.

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

# irish-prison-service - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

A new smoking policy for the prison service is currently being finalised.

# irish-prison-service - Monday 23 January, 2017

Irish prisons paid €3 million in 'pocket money' to inmates last year

The Irish Prison Service has paid out over €27 million in pocket money to prisoners since 2009.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Prisoner facing discipline after breaking out onto roof of Cloverhill prison

The incident happened this evening at about 5.30pm.

# irish-prison-service - 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.

# irish-prison-service - Friday 8 July, 2016

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons

The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Prisoner left out in prison yard overnight alleges discrimination against Travellers

On 2-3 March of this year, inmate Martin McDonagh was accidentally locked outside in an exercise yard all night at Cork Prison.

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

'They think you are a poof and they prey on you'

A new report documents the experiences of LGBT people in prison, an “invisible population”.

# irish-prison-service - Sunday 10 January, 2016

When life means life: 'All I went for was a few bob. I hadn't it in mind at all to kill her'

Through the Freedom of Information Act, discovered there are just three men who have been imprisoned for over 40 years for murders committed back in the 1960s and 1970s.

# irish-prison-service - Friday 20 November, 2015

84% of sex offenders released this year haven't completed treatment programmes

In 2014 the number of sex offenders released who completed the programme worked out at 21%

# irish-prison-service - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them

“Prison is about network-building and if those on the inside aren’t educated, this will foster more crime on the outside.”

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

'I've seen people being sliced, being kicked around in prison - it's all because of drugs'

A former inmate described the devastating impact the availability of drugs has on the lives of those both inside and outside our prisons.

# irish-prison-service - 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.

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Prisoner spent two hours on roof of Cloverhill today after retrieving drugs

It comes after inmates formed a pyramid to help a prisoner get on the roof of Mountjoy prison earlier this month.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Inmates in Mountjoy formed pyramid in yard to help prisoner reach drugs

The inmate consumed the drugs while he was up there and was unable to get back down.

# irish-prison-service - 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,

# irish-prison-service - Monday 18 May, 2015

# irish-prison-service - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Cork prisoner stabbed to death over a remote control named

41-year-old Graham Johnson died following a dispute.

# irish-prison-service - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Officers stabbed by escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell receive letter about their sick leave

The Prison Officers Association is calling for open sick leave for prison officers injured in the course of their duties.

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