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# 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 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.

# jail - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report

Officials have confirmed that 358 people died in the blaze, making it the world’s deadliest prison fire in a century.

# jail - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Prisoners sew their own lips shut in Kyrgyzstan

Hundreds have used wire or coarse twine to sew their lips together, in what they say is a protest at poor living conditions.

# jail - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Louis Walsh accuser receives six-month jail sentence

Leonard Watters, 24, pleaded guilty to making two false statements of sexual assault against the X-Factor judge.

# jail - Monday 19 December, 2011

Guess how many people have been jailed for not paying fines this year?

New figures reveal the thousands of people who have been jailed this year in Ireland for non-payment of fines.

# jail - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Woman who killed cat in microwave jailed for 168 days Animal Cruelty

Woman who killed cat in microwave jailed for 168 days

Gina Robins, a 31-year-old English woman, showed little remorse over the incident.

# jail - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Man receives life sentence for Gaynor murder

A 23-year-old man has been convicted for fatally shooting Daniel Gaynor in front of his girlfriend and two children in Dublin last year.

# jail - Monday 24 October, 2011

Column: Prisoners - pity about them?

This week,’s regular columnist Lisa McInerney says rehabilitation and dignity for prisoners isn’t an issue for bleeding heart lefties: it’s for our own protection when they get out.

# jail - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Teresa Treacy meets young supporters after release from jail Teresa Treacy This post contains images

Teresa Treacy meets young supporters after release from jail

Teresa Treacy, who was released from jail on Thursday, met with some of her young supporters this weekend.

# jail - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service

New legislation will force judges to consider community work instead of jail for minor offenders.

# jail - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

US fugitive discovered in Portugal hamlet

An America fugitive who carried out one of the most high-profile and brazen hijackings in US history has been discovered living in a idyllic Portugese hamlet – 30 years after he absconded.

# jail - Friday 12 August, 2011

Mother sees daughter rioting on TV - and calls the police

Courts have been open around the clock as justice is meted out to those involved in the riots earlier this week.

# jail - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Egypt's former prime minister guilty of corruption

Former prime minister of Egypt, Ahmed Nazif, along with interior minister Habib el-Adly and Youssef Boutros Ghali, were found guilty of corruption

# jail - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Pete Doherty let out of jail early

But the musician still faces charges after allegedly breaking into a shop in Germany.

# jail - Monday 30 May, 2011

"You'll be back from prison in time for your dinner" - What really happens when you don't pay your TV licence

As figures reveal that more than 540 people were jailed last year for defaulting on fines, a reader reveals that she was told by a garda that if she went to prison for not paying a fine she’d be out that afternoon and could spend the money in the shops.

# jail - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Man caught with illegal cigarettes, charged and jailed in one day

Dublin District Court judge sends smuggler down for six months after he’s caught with nearly 10,000 illegal cigarettes.

# jail - Monday 21 March, 2011

More criminals to do community service instead of jail time

New justice bill will require judges to consider handing down community service order instead of sentences of 12 months and under.

The Daily Fix: Monday

In today’s Fix: Getting convicts into the community, to target or not to target Gaddafi, the preservation of civil servants’ privilege days and one man’s transfixing video of the ground beneath his feet.

# jail - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Labour launch policy document on penal reform

Ireland’s current penal system is ineffective and leads to overcrowded prisons, argue Pat Rabbittee and Ivana Bacik.

# jail - Wednesday 10 November, 2010

Push for community service sentences to save €17m

The government is pushing for more community service sentences to be given out over jail time in the hope of saving the public purse millions.

# jail - Friday 15 October, 2010

Three officers and inmate hospitalised after Mountjoy riot

A massive brawl involving 80 inmates, steel bars, pool cues and snooker balls leaves four people in hospital.

# jail - Sunday 26 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge Lindsay Lohan escapes jail on $300,000 bail Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan escapes jail on $300,000 bail

An arrest warrant was issued for the actor last week after she failed a court-appointed drug test.

# jail - Saturday 7 August, 2010

OVER 10% MORE people went to jail last year than in 2008, according to the latest report from the Irish Prison Service (IPS). A total of 15,425 people went to prison in 2009, an increase of 13.8%.

There was a huge increase in the numbers imprisoned for failing to pay court-ordered fines through 2009 – over 90% up on 2008 to 4,806.

The daily average number of people in custody increased by 8.5% (337 prisoners) and most prisons operated at or above full capacity.

Last week, a report from the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IRPT) criticised the government’s plan to break the new Thornton Hall facility into three construction stages. The group said the new plan would mean prison overcrowding would continue, and new capacity would be filled.

Responding to the prison service’s report, the IRPT said that the prison crisis “is now completely out of control” and the number of prisoners is not only increasing, but that increase is accelerating.

# jail - Tuesday 3 August, 2010

LINDSAY LOHAN has been freed from a Los Angeles jail after serving only 13 days of a 90 day sentence. The 24 year old was freed at 1.35am (local times) on Monday morning and immediately checked into the UCLA medical centre.

Lohan got into an unmarked van, with only her lawyer, Shaun Chapman Holley and a representative from the medical centre.

Radaronline is reporting that Lohan’s mother Dina and her sister Ali met Lohan before she was released. “‘I was finally able to hug my daughter after two long weeks of speaking to her from behind a glass wall.

“Lindsay is doing well, and is appreciative of the hundreds of well-wishers she has received.

“She is with the utmost professionals and is in very good hands.” her mother said.

The UCLA medical centre, is the same centre where Britney Spears was held in 2008.

At the centre Lohan will be monitored at all times for the remained of her sentence. Lohan was jailed last month for violating a 2007 conviction for driving under the influence.

Lindsay Lohan’s release (AP)

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