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From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone had to play their part': How Ireland kept Covid-19 out of its prisons Infection Control

'Everyone had to play their part': How Ireland kept Covid-19 out of its prisons

Even with the movement of staff in and out of prisons and some 700 new committals there have been no confirmed cases among inmates.

From TheJournal.ie Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures Coronavirus

Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures

Family visits were restricted to prevent transmission in prisons, causing increased tensions.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years Interest Free

Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years

The loans were given for a number of reasons, including the purchases of games consoles.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme Sydney

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

From TheJournal.ie Five people died in prison custody last year Inmates

Five people died in prison custody last year

The cause of death in all five cases is yet to be determined.

From TheJournal.ie White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands Legal Limbo

White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands

Trump has vowed to “load (Guantanamo) up with some bad dudes” .

From TheJournal.ie 60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent Fires

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels Courts

Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels

Brian Veale has pleaded not guilty to murdering Graham Johnson at Cork Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner Discrimination

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection On The Inside

Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection

A visiting committee described the situation in Cloverhill prison in particular as a “logistical nightmare”.

From TheJournal.ie Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter Prison Break This post contains videos

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter

The men were arrested hours after their great escape.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners can vote - so why don't they? Disenfranchised

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?

The voting ban in British prisons has been a source of controversy, but here, just one in five who register decide to fill in their ballot papers.

From TheJournal.ie These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners Locked Up

These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners

There are around 1,200 Irish nationals imprisoned abroad.

From TheJournal.ie These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons Dangerous

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

From TheJournal.ie Bus carrying 12 prisoners falls from Texas overpass onto train tracks Texas

Bus carrying 12 prisoners falls from Texas overpass onto train tracks

The Department of Public Safety could not give details on the number of deaths but said it was a fatal incident.

From TheJournal.ie We've sent Romania a load of pregnant cows raised by prisoners Mooing On A Jet Plane

We've sent Romania a load of pregnant cows raised by prisoners

The cows will be send to impoverished communities in the country.

From TheJournal.ie More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion Gas Explosion

More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion

The injured were brought to hospital and the uninjured were brought to nearby jails.

From TheJournal.ie Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy Houston

Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy

Transgender individuals can now be housed based on the gender they identify with, under the new policy.

From TheJournal.ie Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference" Young Offenders

Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"

A prison officer in St Patrick’s says all the current problems in St Patrick’s Institution will just be recreated when the inmates move to Wheatfield Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Former death row inmates fight capital punishment Capital Punishment

Former death row inmates fight capital punishment

The World Congress against the death penalty opens today in Madrid, and some former inmates spoke about their thoughts on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Women prisoners line up fashion label Italy

Women prisoners line up fashion label

Italy’s biggest prison is launching a not-for-profit brand linked to LVMH luxury giant – and inmates get paid.

Atlanta jail tells inmates: We'll reward you if you can break out

The locks on the Fulton County Jail are so weak they’re useless – and the jail’s found a clever way to try out the new ones.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote Voting Rights

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote

In Ireland prisoners currently have the right to vote, but it’s not the same story across the EU. The ECHR has ruled that a blanket ban is illegal.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008 Open Jail

Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008

Thirty-three prisoners are currently listed as absconded, Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter said this week.

From TheJournal.ie Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter Prisons

Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter

The Minister for Justice has said the planned temporary release of certain prisoners helps the “gradual reintegration” of criminals into society.

From TheJournal.ie Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report Fire

Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report

Officials have confirmed that 358 people died in the blaze, making it the world’s deadliest prison fire in a century.

From TheJournal.ie Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release Prisons

Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release

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

In photos: Brazilian prison crowns Miss Penitentiary 2011 Miss Penitentiary This post contains images

In photos: Brazilian prison crowns Miss Penitentiary 2011

Around 100 inmates participated in this year’s prison beauty pageant.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation underway into Mountjoy fire Mountjoy

Investigation underway into Mountjoy fire

Five inmates were taken to hospital last night after a a fire broke out in the prison – which investigators believe was started deliberately.