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#Prison

# prison - Monday 14 October, 2019

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison

Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children.

# prison - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From The42 'Some of the generals wanted me executed and that sort of craic' A Rugby Life

'Some of the generals wanted me executed and that sort of craic'

Willie Anderson’s career took him to places far more frightening than the teeth of an All Black haka.

# prison - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Isis views Ireland as 'somewhere to fundraise rather than attack'

Five people are serving prison sentences in Ireland for convictions related to Islamist extremism offences, according to a new report.

# prison - Saturday 31 August, 2019

US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver

After almost six hours of labour, Diana Sanchez gave birth to a boy.

# prison - Friday 30 August, 2019

Woman who held pensioner as slave and forced her to sleep in outhouse jailed in England

The victim, now aged 74, has learning difficulties.

# prison - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his suicide

Lawyers representing women who claim they were sexually abused by Epstein have vowed to go after his assets.

# prison - Friday 16 August, 2019

Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison

The former sports journalist was jailed for the sexual exploitation and defilement of a child.

# prison - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Two prison guards put on leave after Jeffrey Epstein's death

The convicted paedophile was found dead in a prison cell in New York at the weekend.

# prison - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Brazilian prisoner who tried to escape disguised as daughter found dead in his cell

Clauvino da Silva tried to walk out the front door of a Rio de Janeiro jail at the weekend.

# prison - Monday 29 July, 2019

Putin-critic Alexei Navalny sent back to prison after suspicious 'allergic reaction'

Alexei Navalny is serving a 30-day sentence for calling a mass protest in Moscow.

# prison - Friday 26 July, 2019

'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill

The Prison Officers Association has called for the provision of protective equipment like batons and pepper spray for staff.

# prison - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

# prison - Monday 17 June, 2019

Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year

The 2018 annual report of the Probation Service is published today.

# prison - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents

Jake Patterson (21) pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

# prison - Friday 10 May, 2019

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison

Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .

# prison - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone

The POA said prison officers are dealing with assaults on a daily basis.

Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn

The prison population in Ireland has seen the number of inmates rise by hundreds in Irish prisons over the past three years.

# prison - Friday 29 March, 2019

Escaped murderer extradited from Republic to Northern Ireland

Paul Johnston was serving a life sentence when he absconded from prison in 2017.

# prison - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Investigation launched following fire at Midlands Prison

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

# prison - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

'Radicalised' inmate shot and detained after slashing guards in French prison attack

The raid also left prisoner Michael Chiolo’s visiting partner fatally wounded.

# prison - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law

“It is not just someone banging on about the law for an hour, there are lesson plans in place.”

# prison - Friday 15 February, 2019

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff

The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.

# prison - Friday 28 December, 2018

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018

There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.

# prison - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Couple who named their son after Hitler sentenced to prison for membership of banned right-wing group

The pair were members of the banned group National Action.

# prison - Friday 9 November, 2018

# prison - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Man (37) who killed nephew's friend sentenced to 9 years in prison

The victim’s brother told the court that his family took no comfort knowing that Michael O’Dwyer died “afraid and alone”.

# prison - Monday 15 October, 2018

Man accused of attacking Sean Cox tells court he 'made friends' with Liverpool fans in prison

21-year-old Filippo Lombardi has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on the 53-year-old Irishman.

# prison - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland

The overall rate of suicide deaths has decreased in recent years.

# prison - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Freddie Thompson moved to protective custody after row with another killer

He is serving life for the feud murder of Daithí Douglas.

# prison - Thursday 23 August, 2018

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release

She is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition – a charge she has always denied.

# prison - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates

There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.

# prison - Monday 25 June, 2018

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines

More than 2,000 people were sent to prison for failure to pay a court-imposed fine last year.

# prison - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'

I think some people baulk a little when they hear reports of major improvements being made to prison conditions, and of resources being spent on education and training, writes Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# prison - Thursday 21 June, 2018

David Drumm begins his six year jail term in Mountjoy Prison

Drumm was yesterday sentenced for his part in a multi-billion euro bank fraud scheme.

# prison - Friday 8 June, 2018

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year

The latest figures shows there has been a significant drop in the number of imprisonments following new legislation.

# prison - Friday 18 May, 2018

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey Interview

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey

Kurdish journalist Nurcan Baysal is facing a three-year jail term for calling out the government of Recep Erdogan regarding atrocities committed on the Turkish/Syrian border.

# prison - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Prison inmate died after being passed package by fiancée during visit

The package was not recovered.

# prison - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Man who stole over €5,200 worth of diesel from Applegreen station gets four-and-a-half years

The judge noted that he was a man of considerable abilities but said getting away with crime wasn’t one of them.

# prison - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Man accused of murdering estranged wife Joanne Lee found dead in Mountjoy Prison

Joanne Lee’s body was found in a flat in Ranelagh.

# prison - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'

The Irish film explores the impact of prison on a young teenager, and was inspired by real-life stories.

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