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# jail - Monday 20 January, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in Limerick Prison

The protester has been visited by the wife of President Michael D Higgins.

# jail - Friday 17 January, 2014

Protest being held condemning the jailing of Margaretta D’Arcy

The 79-year-old woman was jailed for three months for trespassing on the runway at Shannon Airport.

# jail - Thursday 16 January, 2014

New Cork prison will be "cramped and oppressive"

The Justice Minister is signing documents to give the go-ahead for the new prison, but campaigners are not happy

# jail - Monday 6 January, 2014

'Serious incident' at UK prison involved 60 prisoners and lasted 5 hours

The disturbance at HMP Oakwood, England’s largest prison, has now been resolved.

# jail - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

‘Peru 2′ sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in jail each

Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid were found guilty of trafficking cocaine.

# jail - Monday 16 December, 2013

Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’

The new book, Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy, charts Tom Clonan’s progression from soldier to academic and journalist and offers an honest and vivid account of life on and off duty.

UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm

That makes women prisoners four times more like to self-harm than their male counterparts.

# jail - Friday 13 December, 2013

Iceland jails bank officials for Kaupthing fraud

The four directors were sentenced to between three-and-a-half and five-and-a-half years in prison.

# jail - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Over 40 per cent on probation re-offend within three years

Re-offending is higher among males and younger offenders.

# jail - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.

# jail - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Big increase in number of women being sent to jail

The number of women being sent to jail has increased by one third in the last three years, while the number of men being imprisoned has levelled off.

# jail - Friday 15 November, 2013

One murder, 112 assaults allegedly by people out on bail this year

The figures show that there were also 15 harassment and related offences carried out by people out on bail.

# jail - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# jail - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Student reveals "devastating" effect of her live-tweeted drinking arrest

Samantha Goudie was dubbed ‘Vodka Samm’ after her own drunken tweeting of her arrest.

# jail - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest

The stunt was to highlight the ongoing detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists.

Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers

Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?

# jail - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Former Mountjoy governor: Dole cuts likely to push young people into criminality

John Lonergan told that the cut announced in the Budget is “a terrible indication of the value we place” on our young people.

# jail - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants

Anyone who enters a child into such a contest would face up to two years in prison.

# jail - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Inmates poured boiling water and sugar down throat of Melanie killer

It was the second time in four weeks that Keith Hall has been targeted by inmates in Mountjoy Prison.

# jail - Friday 6 September, 2013

Castro family claim body as investigation continues

Castro, who was accused of keeping three women captive, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday of this week.

# jail - Thursday 5 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here's the gun a criminal smuggled into jail in his bum Bit Cheeky

# jail - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Woman jailed after kicking maid's 'private parts'

The woman was charged with multiple attacks on her maid which the judge described as “repugnant to all notions of common humanity”.

# jail - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Brazilian police officers sentenced to life over 1992 prison massacre

111 prisoners died as police used deadly force to halt a riot in Sao Paulo’s Carandiru prison. 25 officers were sentenced today.

# jail - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Student 'forgotten' in cell for four days to get $4 million from US

Daniel Chong said he had to drink his own urine to stay alive in the windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell.

# jail - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement

The Irish Penal Reform Trust said today that extended periods of isolation can cause harm to prisoners’ mental health and make rehabilitation impossible.

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for freeing militants from Iraqi prisons

Over 40 people were killed in assaults on the jails that freed militants including top leaders.

Ohio woman sentenced to five Christmases in jail

The former license agency employee pleaded guilty to accepting payments to falsify records for immigrants.

# jail - Monday 22 July, 2013

Dubai pardons alleged rape victim who was sentenced to 16 months in prison

The Norwegian woman was convicted of having sex outside marriage after she reported an alleged rape by a co-worker.

# jail - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Italian court jails five over Costa Concordia ship disaster

The longest sentence went to the crisis coordinator who was sentenced to two years and 10 months in jail.

Woman in Dubai handed 16 month jail sentence after reporting rape

The woman was convicted of having sex outside marriage after reporting that a co-worker assaulted her.

# jail - Saturday 13 July, 2013

36 per cent of prisoners in Irish jails serving at least five years

Just 17 women out of a total of 966 people, are serving sentences of more than seven years, mostly at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin.

# jail - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

200 hand letter to gardaí demanding Anglo charges

The letter was handed in by people from the Jail the Bankers protest that took place this evening in Dublin city centre.

# jail - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Column: For bankers, summary justice is no justice at all

Just like the UK, Ireland needs to hold a major investigation into the banking sector, writes Aaron McKenna, who says while we all want to see justice, it is not going to be that easy.

# jail - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Tom Meagher: Justice system failed Jill, Bayley was "unrepentantly evil"

The husband of murdered Jill Meagher was speaking after her killer was sentenced to life in prison.

# jail - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Women prisoners line up fashion label

Italy’s biggest prison is launching a not-for-profit brand linked to LVMH luxury giant – and inmates get paid.

# jail - Monday 27 May, 2013

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers?

A new survey has shown that almost 7 per cent of people have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, so should the penalties be harsher?

# jail - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Egypt court confirms 21 death sentences over football riot

Five other defendants received life sentences over the deadly football riot in Port Said last year.

# jail - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge The Dredge: Irish fans lie on the ground for One Direction... literally World Of Celebs This post contains videos

The Dredge: Irish fans lie on the ground for One Direction... literally

All of the day’s celebrity dirt… nay FILTH.

# jail - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Oscar Pistorius to spend night in jail

The 26-year-old athlete will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

# jail - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Breivik files complaint over "aggravated torture" in prison

Breivik, who is serving a 21-year jail sentence for killing 77 people, has complained about being kept in isolation for too long.