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# jail - 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.”

# jail - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

US judge makes defendants give blood or face going to jail

An ethics complaint has been lodged against Judge Marvin Wiggins.

# jail - Friday 9 October, 2015

Parole board meeting today to reconsider Oscar Pistorius' release

Earlier this week Pistorius’s family accused officials of bowing to “political and media hype” after the star’s release was again delayed.

# jail - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Watch the moment Barack Obama met jailed drug dealers for a new prison documentary Fixing The System This post contains videos

Watch the moment Barack Obama met jailed drug dealers for a new prison documentary

The programme looks at whether non-violent drug dealers should face long jail-terms.

# jail - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Karen Buckley murderer to appeal length of prison sentence

Alexander Pacteau was ordered to serve a minimum of 23 years in prison before he can apply for parole.

# jail - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# jail - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Teen who attacked and humiliated two girls in viral video avoids jail

The girl has been remanded into council accommodation for her own safety.

# jail - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Woman who died in Texas jail cell told police of previous suicide attempt

The woman’s family disputes this claim and their lawyer said social activists like Bland “don’t take their own life”.

# jail - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Father in Roscommon 'House of Horrors' will spend less time in jail

He will now spend 11 years in prison, 18 months less than previously expected.

# jail - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence

A substantial proportion of people did not know it is a crime to get an abortion when a woman’s life is not at risk.

# jail - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

'All bark and no bite': No one will be brought to court over water charges until 2017

Legislation published yesterday would also abolish imprisonment of people who refuse to pay.

# jail - Monday 29 June, 2015

Sisters abused and neglected by parents before toddler sexually assaulted by paedophile babysitter

Michael O’Brien was today sentenced to three and a half years for sexually assaulting the youngest sibling.

# jail - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Rapist unwilling to engage in sex offenders programme gets extra jail time

The 54-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 60 counts of sexual assault of six sisters between 1994 and 2005.

# jail - Friday 12 June, 2015

"We are relieved": Tourists who stripped naked on 'sacred mountain' allowed to go home

Some in the country blamed them for causing a deadly earthquake on the mountain.

# jail - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Son says his mum "wouldn't help" these dangerous convicted killers escape prison

A huge search for the two men is ongoing.

# jail - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k

New DNA evidence proved the two men were not guilty of the murder in 1983. They spent three decades in prison.

# jail - 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,

# jail - Friday 15 May, 2015

Men who strangled nun with typewriter cord get life sentences

The accused “showed no remorse”.

# jail - Friday 1 May, 2015

Priest jailed for hiring IRA to intimidate nephew

Father Francis Kelleher has been jailed for four years.

# jail - Thursday 30 April, 2015

10 men jailed for life for shooting Malala in the head

The 17-year-old was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

# jail - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threat to kill

Rudd had previously denied all allegations against him.

# jail - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Heartbroken father: 'She was punched and struck with beer cans - and he got just 10 years'

Sara Staunton, a mother of two children, was killed by her boyfriend in 2013.

# jail - Friday 3 April, 2015

Chelsea Manning has joined Twitter from her prison cell

The Wikileaks whistleblower says she wants it to be a two-way conversation.

# jail - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

New law will allow people to pay fines in installments - and avoid jail

The Courts Service is also outsourcing the collection of fines.

# jail - 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.

# jail - Saturday 28 February, 2015

TV licences, Tayto sandwiches and Operation Transformation: The week in numbers

Plus: How many staff work at Eircom now?

# jail - Friday 6 February, 2015

Stopping people throwing drugs into prisons is "very difficult"

“People just wait for the gardaí to go by and then come back and start throwing them over the wall.”

# jail - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Judge does the 'right thing' 54 years after these 9 men were jailed for sitting at a 'white table'

“We cannot rewrite history, but we can right history.”

# jail - Thursday 8 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge You'll never guess how this woman managed to sneak a gun into prison Smuggled

You'll never guess how this woman managed to sneak a gun into prison

Just think of the worst possible place to put a gun, and you have it.

# jail - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Convicted serial rapist is to be euthanised in a Belgian jail

Frank Van Den Bleeken had asked to die on psychological grounds.

# jail - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Inmates found dead at two Irish prisons over Christmas period

Prisoners died at Limerick Prison and at Wheatfield in Dublin. It’s believed they suffered drug overdoses.

# jail - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Why Norway's prison system is so successful

Relatively few people in Norway go to prison, and those who do usually only go once. How does Norway do it?

# jail - Monday 24 November, 2014

British banker accused of two brutal murders declared fit to stand trial

The bodies of two women were found in the man’s apartment.

# jail - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action

“Not every other employee has the misfortune of having to work with junkies puking and shitting around the place”.

# jail - Saturday 15 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

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

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

# jail - Friday 14 November, 2014

First person jailed for WhatsApp 'revenge porn' in the UK

The man changed his Whatsapp profile image with an explicit photo of his ex.

# jail - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Loner trucker jailed for shooting at motorists 700 times to teach them "a lesson"

Michael Harry K was jailed for 10 and a half years in Germany.

# jail - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From The42 Man jailed for four years for impersonating Chelsea youngster Kakuta Fraudster

Man jailed for four years for impersonating Chelsea youngster Kakuta

Medi Abalimba was convicted of multiple fraud offences totalling €67,000 after assuming the Blues starlet’s identity to help maintain a lavish lifestyle.

# jail - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Oscar Pistorius leaves court dock to spend his first night in jail

He left behind four white roses and a bucket in the courtroom.