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#Irish Prison Service

# 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.

# irish-prison-service - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell

It’s the second death of a prisoner in 24 hours.

# irish-prison-service - Friday 8 May, 2015

'Dangerous' prisoner has fishtank, Playstation and special brown bread delivered to jail cell

The Prison Officers Association also heard that there are talks about building a garden space for him.

Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake'

The Prison Officers Association says the wrong message is being sent out to prisoners.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 9 April, 2015

This TD thinks new prison visiting rules are "incredibly sinister"

The Irish Prison Service isn’t quite sure what he’s on about though…

# irish-prison-service - Friday 3 April, 2015

Nearly 300 prisoners have escaped custody in the last five years

Three who absconded this year are still at large.

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year

… and the gardaí turned most of them down. And no one seems to know why.

# irish-prison-service - Monday 9 March, 2015

Over 8,000 people were jailed last year for not paying small fines

…costing taxpayers about €180 per person per day.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers' Strike Looming This post contains videos

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'

A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.

# irish-prison-service - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Which Irish prisons confiscated the most weapons, drugs and mobiles last year?

Around 3,723 people are currently serving time.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement

The High Court decided that Daniel McDonnell’s constitutional rights were breached.

# irish-prison-service - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons

The Irish Prison Officers’ Association said the initiatives announced this week are nothing new.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Gardaí are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a prison van today

He has been in custody at Portlaoise prison since 2012 and it’s reported that his case was due before the court of appeal tomorrow.

# irish-prison-service - Monday 1 December, 2014

# irish-prison-service - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Here's how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 ... and never came back

Many are still deemed “unlawfully at large from custody”.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy

The search was carried out early yesterday morning.

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Prisoner death report finds he had left drug treatment programme but Prison Service didn't know

The prisoner was granted temporary release on the condition that he reside at Coolmine Treatment Centre.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Prison officers announce work stoppages for two prisons later this month

The Irish Prison Service says its disappointed with the proposals.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Man charged with murdering wife is found dead in prison cell

Marius Sarzynski was found by prison staff last night.

# irish-prison-service - Monday 18 August, 2014

Behaviour payments for prisoners criticised by victims of homicide group

Each prisoner is eligible for a gratuity amount that is fixed by the Minister for Justice.

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison

About 30 phones were found in the high security prison.

# irish-prison-service - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Mountjoy prisoner dies after being found unconscious in cell

The prisoner was found in his cell at around 4am this morning and was taken to hospital.

# irish-prison-service - Friday 25 July, 2014

Ireland told to stop sending people to prison for not paying fines

The UN also expressed concern over the continued practice of slopping out.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Investigation launched after drone full of drugs touched down at Dublin prison

One of the prisoners is believed to have swallowed some of the packages contained in the helicopter drone.

# irish-prison-service - Sunday 25 May, 2014

'From scumbag to student': The power of prison education

A former prisoner, who went from drug dealer to master’s student, has called for more funding for education in prisons. He admitted it will be “a hard sell”.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints

The Prison Officers Association has noted that the majority of complaints are not upheld.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was "avoidable and should not have happened"

A report into Douch’s death was published today and outlined systemic failures in the management of the man who killed him.

# irish-prison-service - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Up to €50,000 was spent on maintaining Garda station recording equipment every year

Meanwhile, the Public Accounts Committee has agreed to seek all relevant information about the procurement of recording equipment by both the gardaí and the Irish Prison Service.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Prison Service to apologise for recording over 2,800 phonecalls

The Prison Service believes that another 1,000 calls relate to prisoners who are no longer in custody.

# irish-prison-service - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’

New revelations about recordings have been disclosed by the Taoiseach in the Dáil today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# irish-prison-service - Monday 10 February, 2014

64: The number of prisoners escaped since 1996 still at large

The Irish Prison Service is in charge of prisoners, but if they abscond gardaí are informed.

# irish-prison-service - Monday 16 December, 2013

Irish Prison Service to pay €85,000 to three employees over equality issues

The three cases were taken to the Equality Tribunal on gender discrimination grounds.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Human rights training course launched for prison staff

The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, welcomed the training course at the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise.

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Sneak peek at the raunchy Irish Prison Service 2014 Calendar Officer Naughty

Sneak peek at the raunchy Irish Prison Service 2014 Calendar

Prisoner Cell Block HOT!

# irish-prison-service - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

One prisoner and two officers injured when prison van overturned in Galway

The vehicle with one female prisoner inside was on its way to Galway District Court from Dublin.