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# jail - Monday 5 June, 2017

Murders, corruption and crime: The hell of Mexican prisons

Gangs have effective control of cell blocks in some jails and fight among themselves triggering riots, murders and escapes.

# jail - Sunday 4 June, 2017

# jail - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Xtravision manager who stole €10,000 by tapping into customer's dormant accounts avoids jail

The 27-year-old has since repaid the company in full with the help of a loan from his parents.

# jail - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Teen sentenced after he attacked three women in 'drunken rampage'

All three women said that they suffered psychological distress as a result of the assault.

# jail - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone will sign a ministerial order as early as this week ending the practice.

# jail - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Man jailed for six years for possessing €1.7m worth of cannabis

Some 115 packets of the drug, weighing nearly 84kg, were found.

# jail - 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.

# jail - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Three men jailed for breaking into GAA clubs, schools and businesses across Kildare and Laois

Two brothers and their acquaintance appeared in court this week.

# jail - Monday 30 January, 2017

Man jailed for breaking into home in middle of night and raping former sexual partner

The accused man has been jailed for 10 years.

# jail - 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.

# jail - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Disqualified driver pursued by 10 garda cars on M50 jailed for five years

Prior to the chase, gardaí told Andrew Allen his life was in danger.

# jail - Thursday 22 December, 2016

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

# jail - Friday 25 November, 2016

Stephen Port will spend the rest of his life in jail for drugging, raping and killing four men

The so-called ‘Grindr killer’ was sentenced to a whole-life term in court today.

# jail - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?

Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.

# jail - Monday 17 October, 2016

Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father

The boy’s father was jailed for 14 years last week for raping the child.

# jail - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Man jailed for punching elderly man in fight about Nutella

Derrick Gharabighi was immediately released as he had been in custody since last September.

# jail - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Man jailed for having sex with his dog and possessing indecent images of children

Forensic examination revealed videos of extreme pornography and bestiality, including videos of Brazier having sex with his own dog.

# jail - Friday 2 September, 2016

Romanian hacker who exposed Clinton's email server jailed for four years

Marcel Lehel Lazar also hacked a relative of George W Bush.

# jail - Monday 29 August, 2016

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health

He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.

# jail - Friday 12 August, 2016

Poll: Should parents who impose a vegan diet on their children be sanctioned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents who impose a vegan diet on their children be sanctioned?

A new bill facing the Italian parliament could see such parents facing jail time for failing to provide an adequate diet for their children.

# jail - Thursday 11 August, 2016

New bill in Italy aims to jail parents who impose vegan diet on children

The bill follows a series of high-profile cases in which children became ill after allegedly being restricted to a vegan diet.

# jail - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Pregnant teenage girl with 26 convictions jailed after 'stamping and kicking man's head 15 times'

Fifteen months of her three-year sentence has been suspended.

# jail - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Man and woman jailed for two years for human trafficking offences

Police rescued 13 victims during an operation in Belfast three years ago.

# jail - Friday 24 June, 2016

French mother who left her baby to die on a winter beach jailed for 20 years

Fabienne Kabou had blamed the killing on “witchcraft”.

# jail - Monday 13 June, 2016

Dutch woman convicted of adultery after reporting rape in Qatar

The male defendant in the case was sentenced to 140 lashes, but he will not serve any jail time.

# jail - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Saved by the Bell star back in jail after violating probation

Dustin Diamond was recently released after serving time for disorderly conduct and concealed-weapon convictions.

# jail - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Fate of Melissa Reid to be decided in coming days

The Scottish native has been in a Peruvian jail since 2013.

# jail - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Ibrahim Halawa transferred prisons and is not missing

It was earlier reported that he had been moved and his family were unaware of his whereabouts.

# jail - Friday 1 April, 2016

Judge warns mother she'll go to jail if daughter misses another day at school

The 15-year-old has already missed 60% of the current school term.

# jail - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

The man who raped and killed Jill Meagher is appealing for his jail time to be cut

Bayley was subsequently found guilty of raping three other women, two in the same year as Meagher’s brutal murder.

# jail - Monday 29 February, 2016

Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman

He had met her on a night out and offered her a lift home.

# jail - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Man facing jail for saying women cheat on their husbands

The comments created a stir in southern Egypt.

# jail - Sunday 21 February, 2016

After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life

Of her first 29 months in jail, Hailey served about 27 alone in a 6-by-10-foot cell, with a bed, a toilet and a few books to pass the time.

# jail - Friday 19 February, 2016

# jail - Friday 12 February, 2016

Wicklow man jailed for carrying out dangerous electrical work

Michael O’Connell received a six-month sentence after his work was found to have posed a serious safety risk to the occupants of the house.

# jail - Sunday 17 January, 2016

When life means life: 'God help me. The devil made me do it'

In the 1970s, two serial killers from the UK came to Ireland planning to rape and kill a woman every week.

# jail - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

No charges in controversial jailhouse death of black woman

Sandra Bland’s family had disputed the coronor’s conclusion that she died by suicide.

# jail - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

A father in the UK has been jailed for murdering his six-month old son

Piotr Sobczyk will serve a minimum of 16 and a half years.

# jail - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again

In a harsh statement, Cairo also called on the European body to reconsider its approach to similar cases in the future.

# jail - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Here's how the two most infamous drug barons in history compare with each other

Colombia’s Pablo Escobar and Mexico’s Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman proved to be a law unto themselves.