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# jail - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

# jail - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

# jail - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Timeline to end 'slopping out' in prisons needs to be set

The new human rights commissioner said she is concerned about serious gaps in prison complaints procedures.

# jail - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Businessman Breifne O'Brien jailed for 7 years for theft and deception

The 52 year old changed his plea to a guilty one today.

# jail - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Carlos the Jackal to face new murder trial over 1974 grenade attack

The 64-year-old Venezuelan was once one of the world’s most-wanted militants.

# jail - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Woman sent to jail for 35 years for killing and freezing her babies

She was found guilty of killing her two newborn babies. She also has to pay compensation to her ex-husband and children.

# jail - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Family asks why media knew about tinfoil found in dead prisoner's cell before they did

The man was serving a 16-year sentence for drug possession when he was found dead in Mountjoy last August.

# jail - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Carlow mother of six released from Mountjoy after being jailed for not paying homeschooling fine

She was taken from her home this morning and did not resist arrest.

# jail - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Man charged with murdering wife is found dead in prison cell

Marius Sarzynski was found by prison staff last night.

# jail - Friday 22 August, 2014

The man who shot John Lennon has been refused parole for the eighth time

Now 59, Mark David Chapman has been in jail for 33 years.

# jail - Monday 11 August, 2014

100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack

By this morning, some of them had returned to the facility but 40 of them are still missing.

# jail - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Oscar Pistorius described as a deceitful witness who has 'anxiety on call'

The closing arguments are expected to last two days.

# jail - Friday 1 August, 2014

Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal convictions

A judge will now decide whether Harris can make a full challenge against his convictions.

# jail - Friday 25 July, 2014

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out'

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

# jail - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Lostprophets singer jailed for child sex crimes loses appeal bid

The sentencing judge said the offences committed against children were of shocking depravity.

# jail - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Nurse jailed for ill treatment of 92-year-old after family installed secret camera

The hidden camera captured the nurse poking the 92-year-old victim in the head and telling her to “shut up”.

# jail - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Man sentenced to jail for smuggling dinosaur fossils

The man was sentenced, despite his work in helping Mongolia open its first dinosaur museum.

# jail - Monday 2 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Chris Brown tweets that he is 'humbled and blessed' after early release from jail Free Breezy

Chris Brown tweets that he is 'humbled and blessed' after early release from jail

The singer served 108 days in prison.

# jail - Friday 23 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s almost the weekend. It’s also polling day, so don’t forget to vote early and often!

# jail - 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.

# jail - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up?

Under current legislation, people arrested for public order offences cannot be held until they sober up.

# jail - Monday 28 April, 2014

Anglo pair in court to face sentencing for illegal loan scheme

Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan will find out today if they are to face a jail term.

# jail - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.

# jail - Monday 31 March, 2014

'4,000 people are doing time in Irish Prisons - 4,000 families are doing time outside'

New documentary looks at how families of prisoners cope in the outside world.

# jail - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From The42 Four year jail term for hooligans if Mexican politicians get their way Mexican Porridge

Four year jail term for hooligans if Mexican politicians get their way

A spate of violence, and clashes with police, at football matches has spurred Mexico’s congress into action.

# jail - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Woman freed after 32 years in jail for homicide - thanks to law students

Mary Virginia Jones claims she was innocent of charges of homicide, kidnapping and robbery.

# jail - Friday 21 March, 2014

Advice issued on using registered gas fitters after installer jailed for manslaughter

Two teenagers died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a flat in Castlerock, County Derry in August 2010.

# jail - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

# jail - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements

Today Minister Shatter said a new wing in the prison will be built with capacity for 100 male and 50 female prisoners.

# jail - Friday 28 February, 2014

Professional bellydancer gets 13 years in jail for rape and sexual assault

The 30-year-old told one woman at a dance audition at his house to undress, saying he needed to check how quickly she could remove her clothes backstage, before he raped her.

# jail - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Man who hacked British soldier to death sentenced to life in prison

Michael Adebolajo and his accomplice Michael Adebowale – also sentenced today – were dragged from the dock after screaming at the judge during sentencing.

# jail - Monday 24 February, 2014

Man found guilty after 'shocking' dog attack on four-year-old girl

Another dog owned by the man chased a cat into a house last year, bit a man inside and then killed the cat, the court heard.

# jail - Friday 21 February, 2014

Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months

Irish prisons are attempting to limit the use of restrictive regimes.

# jail - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Pregnant teenager receives jail term after being gang-raped

The jail term has been suspended because of her pregnancy but she has also been fined around €640.

# jail - Friday 14 February, 2014

Brevik wants to hunger strike for better video games

The mass murderer has described the conditions in prison as ‘torture’.

# jail - Monday 3 February, 2014

Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend

The peace rally is being held in Shannon in opposition to the US military use of the airport.

Man remains in critical condition after Waterford attack

Gardaí investigating the serious assault arrested two males, aged 22 and 20, at around lunchtime yesterday. One has been released without charge.

# jail - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?

Our courts seem to have affected an uncaring view towards violent and sexual crimes against women – allowing offenders to escape jail sentences by simply giving their victims a payoff. It is horrific and unacceptable.

# jail - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison

D’Arcy, who is receiving treatment for cancer, has already been in Limerick Prison for 10 days.

# jail - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Justin Bieber is now comparing himself to Michael Jackson Ah Here

Justin Bieber is now comparing himself to Michael Jackson

Morto for you, Justin.