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#Jails

# jails - Monday 7 August, 2017

873 pints of' 'hooch' confiscated in Irish prisons last year

Homebrew is made in cells using ingredients including water, sugar, fruit and bread.

# jails - Friday 24 June, 2016

Irish prisons need to have a better plan for released inmates

A new prisons report is concerned with homelessness and re-offending among new releases.

# jails - Monday 23 December, 2013

249 prisoners to be released from Irish jails over Christmas

Just over 6 per cent of Ireland’s prison population will be given varying periods of release from jail over the festive period.

# jails - Sunday 19 May, 2013

50 years ago, these last prisoners left Alcatraz forever

These archive pictures show the final working hours of one of the world’s most notorious jails.

# jails - 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.

# jails - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

In numbers: the state of Ireland’s prisons in 2011

The cost of detaining a prisoner in Irish jails fell last year – but to what?

# jails - Monday 30 April, 2012

Dramatic 45 per cent increase in numbers sent to prison

However, the number of prison staff has actually fallen over the last five years.

# jails - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Poll: Do you think there should be 'open prisons'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there should be 'open prisons'?

There are 19 inmates on the run from open prisons in Ireland. Only 6 per cent of our total prison population is in an open centre. Do we need them at all? You decide…

# jails - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release

Gardaí have been notified after the two inmates failed to return to their institutions.

# jails - Thursday 22 December, 2011

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.

# jails - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment

The UN’s lead investigator on torture has called using solitary confinement as a punishment “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” – which can amount to “torture”.