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#Solitary Confinement

# solitary-confinement - Friday 3 July, 2020

Your evening longread: Solitary confinement in a Texas women's prison

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

# solitary-confinement - 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.

# solitary-confinement - Friday 2 February, 2018

Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons

A new report from the IPRT it says it can have a severe negative effect on prisoners’ mental health.

# solitary-confinement - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

# solitary-confinement - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'

A change in prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells.

# solitary-confinement - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Teenage boy held in 'lock-up for 24 hours without even a shirt on his back'

The High Court was told today alleged confinement at the youth detention centre stems from what can only be described as a riot.

# solitary-confinement - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected

The case was heard in court today.

# solitary-confinement - Sunday 21 February, 2016

After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life

Of her first 29 months in jail, Hailey served about 27 alone in a 6-by-10-foot cell, with a bed, a toilet and a few books to pass the time.

# solitary-confinement - Saturday 20 February, 2016

US prisoner freed after 43 years in solitary confinement

Human rights organisations had condemned the sentencing of Albert Woodfox.

# solitary-confinement - 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.

# solitary-confinement - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Inmate who spent over 40 years in solitary confinement at a US prison to be freed

Albert Woodfox was placed in solitary in 1972 when charged in the death of a prison guard.

# solitary-confinement - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement

The High Court decided that Daniel McDonnell’s constitutional rights were breached.

# solitary-confinement - Friday 26 December, 2014

Almost 250 inmates in Irish prisons separated from general population

The largest number on restricted regime was in Wheatfield Prison.

# solitary-confinement - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Woman jailed for a year... for trying to attend a volleyball match

Women are also banned from football matches in Iran, with officials saying this is to protect them from lewd behaviour among male fans.

# solitary-confinement - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.

# solitary-confinement - Friday 21 February, 2014

Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months

Irish prisons are attempting to limit the use of restrictive regimes.

# solitary-confinement - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement

The Irish Penal Reform Trust said today that extended periods of isolation can cause harm to prisoners’ mental health and make rehabilitation impossible.

# solitary-confinement - 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.

# solitary-confinement - 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”.