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#Prison

# prison - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Well known restaurateur has sentence for importing €79k worth of cannabis reduced

Patrick Scanlon had received a 15 year sentence which was deemed excessive.

Kerry man convicted of intimidating sex worker to be held in prison over Christmas

The 40-year-old sent the woman threatening text messages and said he would contact her family.

# prison - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Clare Daly won't pay her fine and is willing to breach security again at Shannon

The United Left TD was granted temporary release last night after being held at Limerick Prison.

# prison - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Inmate who destroyed prison cell sentenced to eight months

The man said he was agitated after taking a cocktail of sleeping pills.

'I'm absolutely not going to pay it' - Mick Wallace defiant on release from prison

The Wexford TD spoke to RTÉ from just outside Limerick Prison.

# prison - Friday 4 December, 2015

Man who kept Irish woman and two others as 'slaves' found guilty of false imprisonment and rape

He was also found guilty of child cruelty and sexual offences spanning more than 30 years.

# prison - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Watch a man released from prison after 44 years react to today's world

What’s with all those people “with wires in their ears”?

# prison - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Police officer who shot teen 16 times charged with murder

The release of dashcam footage of the incident is expected tomorrow.

# prison - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Footage shows prisoners attacking prison officer with brush handle

The footage features in the third episode of TV3′s series on the prison, The Joy.

# prison - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Convicted spy released from prison after 30 years

He has challenged his parole terms, calling them “onerous and oppressive”

# prison - Friday 20 November, 2015

84% of sex offenders released this year haven't completed treatment programmes

In 2014 the number of sex offenders released who completed the programme worked out at 21%

# prison - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Man on death row barred from having a six-pack of beer with his last meal

“His request was declined as alcohol is a contraband item…”

# prison - Monday 16 November, 2015

Woman who broke DART passenger's eye-socket spared jail at victim's request

Leanne Goode was convicted of assaulting Paula McCarthy by punching her in the face – but her victim appealed for leniency.

# prison - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison

Prison is a dangerous spot, if you’re weak you won’t last.”

# prison - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs

“This is the problem – the kind of control these people have over the general population.”

# prison - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Watch: Helmet cam footage of US Delta Force raid on Islamic State prison Gunfight This post contains videos

Watch: Helmet cam footage of US Delta Force raid on Islamic State prison

It’s the first time US ground forces have been in action against Islamic State militants

# prison - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Nurse jailed for raping 27 elderly patients

His victims were aged between 74 and 100 and some suffered from dementia or a physical disability.

# prison - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Mass murderer Breivik vows to go on hunger strike "until death"

He has previously demanded prison authorities upgrade his Playstation 2 to a Playstation 3.

# prison - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Questions raised after prisoner died after being released from prison

The prisoner was diagnosed with a brain tumour whilst in prison and died two month after he was released.

# prison - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

# prison - Sunday 20 September, 2015

This man has never committed a violent crime, but will die in prison unless Obama steps in

Tim Tyler has been called a “peacenik deadhead”.

# prison - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Oscar Pistorius parole review postponed for two weeks

The athlete had been due to leave prison in August to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

Karen Buckley murderer to appeal length of prison sentence

Alexander Pacteau was ordered to serve a minimum of 23 years in prison before he can apply for parole.

# prison - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Portlaoise prisoners plan dirty protest after being refused gluten-free bread

The action is being taken by about 25 men.

# prison - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

A convicted killer has come down off a prison roof after three days - for a pizza and a can of coke

“I’ve done what I wanted. I’ve had a mad one.”

# prison - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Crowd holds street party for inmate who's been on prison roof for three days

Complete with fireworks and a soundsystem…

# prison - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Gangland figure dies in Portlaoise Prison while serving life for murder

Eugene Cullen was serving a life sentence for his involvement with the murder of Seamus O’Byrne.

# prison - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison

It was confirmed yesterday that the former minister will not have to go back to jail for six days to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

# prison - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Prisoner attacked two officers escorting him from hospital

One officer had facial injuries while the other had an injury to his shoulder.

# prison - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Three Mountjoy prison officers hospitalised after attack by prisoner

The officers were punched and had liquid thrown on them in the attack.

# prison - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Chelsea Manning's chances of parole hurt by magazine and toothpaste charges

She has been spared solitary confinement, however.

# prison - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine

The former US army soldier is serving a 35-year military prison sentence.

# prison - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Irishman and father of 8 held in one of Abu Dhabi's most notorious prisons UAE

Irishman and father of 8 held in one of Abu Dhabi's most notorious prisons

John White, a property developer from Clonmel in Country Tipperary is in prison over a €500,000 debt he could not pay.

# prison - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Half of the people imprisoned in Ireland last year were jailed for not paying fines

People are released after very short periods but are left with a prison record.

# prison - Friday 31 July, 2015

Court approves solitary confinement for the killer of Melanie McCarthy-McNamara

Daniel McDonnell has been placed in 23-hour lock-up for his own safety.

# prison - Thursday 30 July, 2015

"Confusion and chaos" reign as Irish politicians struggle to attend trial of Ibrahim Halawa

The teenager is facing another hearing on Sunday.

Asylum seeker horribly beaten in Cloverhill is the Afghan man found at side of motorway

21-year-old Walli Ullah Safi had no idea what country he was in when he first arrived in Ireland two weeks ago.

# prison - Monday 27 July, 2015

How many sex offenders are under special supervision in your region?

Offenders are monitored by the probation officers but are also required to tell local gardaí they are living in the area.

# prison - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Four killers on temporary release from prison this month

More than 500 prisoners were on temporary release across the country this month.