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#Jail

# jail - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Poll: Should sex offenders be electronically tagged after prison? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sex offenders be electronically tagged after prison?

Minister Alan Shatter is expected to introduce laws to increase monitoring of sex offenders, but should they be tagged after serving their sentence?

# jail - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Two thirds of Mountjoy cells now have toilets – but many still slopping out

There’s still a long way to go before it ends completely but the number of prisoners forced to slop out at Mountjoy is at the lowest level in years.

# jail - Friday 21 December, 2012

226 prisoners granted temporary release for Christmas

The Department of Justice said the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences and most of them are in lower security institutions.

# jail - Thursday 20 December, 2012

US hacker who leaked nude celebrity photos jailed

Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and Renee Olstead were among dozens of people the man hacked.

# jail - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Jailed Pussy Riot member slams routine in 'grey' camp

Maria Alyokhina gives detailed account of her prison experience in Urals mountains.

# jail - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Killer of newlywed jailed for life in South Africa

The man was convicted of murdering honeymooner Anni Dewani. Her husband has denied plotting to have the 28-year-old killed.

# jail - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.

# jail - Saturday 3 November, 2012

PHOTOS: Seán Quinn Jr visits his father after first night in Mountjoy

Seán Quinn has spent the first night of his nine-week sentence for contempt of court in Mountjoy Prison.

# jail - Friday 2 November, 2012

Freddie Starr 'released on bail'

The comedian was reported to have been arrested last night by police on suspicion of sexual offences connected to the Jimmy Savile investigation.

# jail - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison

Our early release system badly needs an overhaul, writes Liam Herrick of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

# jail - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Man tries to rob $1 from bank in prison bid Hold Up

Man tries to rob $1 from bank in prison bid

The man walked into a Pennsylvania bank and asked tellers to hand over just one dollar.

# jail - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Putin hails Pussy Riot jail terms: report

“It was right to arrest them… one cannot undermine the moral foundations [and] break up the country,” Putin said today.

# jail - Thursday 20 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Fiona Apple arrested for hash possession in same town as Snoop and Willie Nelson Border Patrol This post contains videos

Fiona Apple arrested for hash possession in same town as Snoop and Willie Nelson

The Texas town of Sierra Blanca has seen its fair share of celeb drug busts.

# jail - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Justice Department insists no decision made on Catherine Nevin release

The Department of Justice has taken the unusual step of commenting on the case of convicted murderer Catherine Nevin insisting that there has been no decision on her proposed temporary release.

From The Daily Edge In photos: Lindsay Lohan arrested again... a troubled timeline La Lohan This post contains images

In photos: Lindsay Lohan arrested again... a troubled timeline

Lindsay has been arrested for an alleged hit-and-run, but she says she’s been set up.

Poll: Should prisoners be released from jails to attend college? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should prisoners be released from jails to attend college?

As news emerges that a convicted murderer who was sentenced to life might get day release to attend classes, we ask: Do you agree with such a move?

Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years

MacArthur was jailed in 1982 after he killed a nurse in the Phoenix Park and shot dead a farmer.

# jail - Friday 14 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Woman finds ex-boyfriend living in her attic Not Ok

Woman finds ex-boyfriend living in her attic

The man, who had recently been released from jail, could see into her bedroom through air vents.

# jail - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Ukraine: Jailed ex-PM Tymoshenko loses appeal

A judicial panel found that the former Prime Minister had no grounds to appeal her corruption conviction.

# jail - Monday 20 August, 2012

Pussy Riot will not ask Putin for pardon: lawyer

The three women told their lawyer: “Let them go to hell with their pardon”.

John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman to seek parole this week

This will be the seventh time that Chapman has sought parole.

Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life.

There is little to recommend a spell in prison, says former trader Nick Leeson, but his jail time gave him time to tackle his mistakes – and make a better go at life when he emerged.

# jail - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Sean Quinn's daughter to appear on TV3's Tonight show

Quinn said she expects her father will join his son behind bars as the family is unable to purge their contempt.

First person jailed in UK for linking to pirated copies of TV shows and films

The site was once among the top 500 websites visited globally.

# jail - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# jail - Friday 3 August, 2012

From The42 Floyd Mayweather Jr released from Vegas jail after 2 months Money

Floyd Mayweather Jr released from Vegas jail after 2 months

He said nothing to the media as he got behind the wheel of a blue Bentley sedan with several friends inside, including rapper 50 Cent, and drove away.

# jail - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Thomas McFeely due in court to appeal prison sentence and €1 million fine

The bankrupt developer is appealing against his sentence for failing to fix the major fire safety problems in Priory Hall.

# jail - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Singapore boys face seven years' jail for bus theft and joyriding

Police in Singapore said the three teenagers, who could face up to seven years in prison, were behind the theft of two school buses.

# jail - Saturday 21 July, 2012

25 people a day are being jailed for not paying fines

The high number of people being jailed for non-payment has been described as “expensive and pointless”.

# jail - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Congo warlord sentenced to jail for using child soldiers

Thomas Lubanga was found guilty of recruiting and using children and sending them to kill and be killed during fighting in the Congo.

# jail - Friday 29 June, 2012

Bernie Madoff's brother taken into custody

Peter Madoff is poised to plead guilty to criminal charges and take his place in history alongside the sibling with whom he shared an office.

# jail - Saturday 23 June, 2012

The number of people jailed for illegal money-lending since 2005? Zero

New figures show no-one has been successfully prosecuted over the past seven years, despite the increase in families turning to loan sharks for financial help.

# jail - Friday 22 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Atlanta jail tells inmates: We'll reward you if you can break out Breakout

Atlanta jail tells inmates: We'll reward you if you can break out

The locks on the Fulton County Jail are so weak they’re useless – and the jail’s found a clever way to try out the new ones.

# jail - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From The42 Lawyer: Jail conditions may end Mayweather career Money

Lawyer: Jail conditions may end Mayweather career

Mayweather was booked 1 June for attacking his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched.

# jail - Sunday 10 June, 2012

101 prisoners claimed social welfare despite being behind bars this year

The Department of Social Protection has been cracking down on the number of prisoners who claim social welfare benefits while in jail.

# jail - Thursday 24 May, 2012

John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud

The former governor of Mountjoy said that prison should only be used as a last resort when somebody is a risk to society.

# jail - Monday 30 April, 2012

Column: There IS white collar crime here - it's just that no-one is jailed for it

This week, regular TheJournal.ie columnist Nick Leeson says that Ireland technically doesn’t have white collar crime – but only because no-one is being properly punished for bad business actions.

# jail - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Three prisoners serving sentence for homicide offences are 'unlawfully at large'

One prisoner absconded in 2004 while another escaped in 2010.

# jail - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter

The Minister for Justice has said the planned temporary release of certain prisoners helps the “gradual reintegration” of criminals into society.

# jail - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Man robs victim - then asks her out on date Old Romantic

Man robs victim - then asks her out on date

The 26-year-old in Pittsburgh allegedly assaulted the women and her mother after the spurned ‘romantic’ gesture.