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#Midlands Prison

# midlands-prison - Monday 17 August, 2020

Visiting restrictions relaxed further for prisoners - except at Portlaoise and Midlands prisons

Limits on visiting were introduced at the start of the Covid-19 crisis.

# midlands-prison - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Investigation launched following fire at Midlands Prison

Early indications suggest faulty wiring was the cause of the blaze.

# midlands-prison - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Prison service defends luxuries in new violence reduction unit for country's most dangerous inmates

‘If they don’t experience some normality in prison how are they going to behave normally outside?’

# midlands-prison - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Gardaí investigating alleged rape of inmate in Midlands Prison

The man has given a statement to gardaí.

# midlands-prison - Friday 14 July, 2017

Riot squads were used at least once a day in Portlaoise Prison last year

A team typically would be made up of five or six wearing riot gear including a helmet and shield.

# midlands-prison - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner

Criticisms are contained in a report into the death of a 65-year-old man at the prison last year.

# midlands-prison - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist

The matter is the subject of a Garda investigation.

# midlands-prison - Monday 9 November, 2015

Non-smoking prisoners should be kept apart from smokers, report into death of inmate says

Non-smoking prisoners should be kept apart from smokers, report into death of inmate says

The report said the cause of the man’s death was most likely a cardiac arrest induced from blunt force trauma to the head and body.

# midlands-prison - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell

It’s the second death of a prisoner in 24 hours.

# midlands-prison - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison

One officer needs 14 stitches.

# midlands-prison - Sunday 25 May, 2014

'From scumbag to student': The power of prison education

A former prisoner, who went from drug dealer to master’s student, has called for more funding for education in prisons. He admitted it will be “a hard sell”.

# midlands-prison - Monday 12 November, 2012

Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick's Institution double in 3 years

The juvenile detention centre has had more illegal mobile phones seized so far this year than any other prison.

# midlands-prison - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Over €750,000 spent on prison sports equipment in 2010, 2011

Figures released by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter show more than €80,000 was spent by Irish prisons on footballs over the last two years.

# midlands-prison - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Torture watchdog slams conditions in Irish prisons

The report from a Council of Europe committee heavily criticises conditions in some of the country’s major prisons.