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

Jun 10th 2020, 5:29 PM 17,142 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Mar 9th 2020, 2:48 PM 41,494 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Nov 14th 2017, 4:14 PM 32,272 Views 86 Comments

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

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

Aug 27th 2017, 1:00 PM 10,154 Views 6 Comments

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

Five people died in prison custody last year
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Five people died in prison custody last year

Jan 25th 2017, 6:20 AM 5,822 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Jan 4th 2017, 7:08 AM 22,449 Views 57 Comments

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

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent
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60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

Dec 22nd 2016, 9:11 PM 9,036 Views 8 Comments

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels
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Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels

Oct 20th 2016, 1:50 PM 9,992 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 23rd 2016, 7:15 AM 16,216 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Jun 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 11,315 Views 17 Comments

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

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter
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Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter

Mar 16th 2016, 2:40 PM 17,173 Views 23 Comments

The men were arrested hours after their great escape.

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?
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Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?

Feb 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,334 Views 45 Comments

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.

These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners
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These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners

Jan 28th 2016, 6:03 AM 26,350 Views 30 Comments

There are around 1,200 Irish nationals imprisoned abroad.

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

Jul 6th 2015, 12:47 PM 21,498 Views 38 Comments

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

Bus carrying 12 prisoners falls from Texas overpass onto train tracks
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Bus carrying 12 prisoners falls from Texas overpass onto train tracks

Jan 14th 2015, 5:00 PM 14,347 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Nov 9th 2014, 2:13 PM 13,849 Views 57 Comments

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

More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion
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More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion

May 1st 2014, 10:18 AM 6,900 Views 0 Comments

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

Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy
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Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy

Nov 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,440 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jul 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,271 Views 22 Comments

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.

Former death row inmates fight capital punishment
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Former death row inmates fight capital punishment

Jun 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,182 Views 12 Comments

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

Women prisoners line up fashion label
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Women prisoners line up fashion label

Jun 9th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,378 Views 15 Comments

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
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# Breakout

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

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:40 AM 4,694 Views 10 Comments

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.

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote
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Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote

May 23rd 2012, 1:38 PM 3,036 Views 24 Comments

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.

Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008
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Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008

May 10th 2012, 9:22 AM 1,220 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2012, 8:45 AM 4,636 Views 62 Comments

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

Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report
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Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report

Feb 16th 2012, 7:35 AM 1,869 Views 4 Comments

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

Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release
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Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release

Jan 5th 2012, 11:19 AM 3,532 Views 28 Comments

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

In photos: Brazilian prison crowns Miss Penitentiary 2011
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# Miss Penitentiary

In photos: Brazilian prison crowns Miss Penitentiary 2011

Aug 10th 2011, 1:11 PM 1,991 Views 8 Comments

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

Investigation underway into Mountjoy fire
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Investigation underway into Mountjoy fire

Jan 30th 2011, 10:12 AM 968 Views 0 Comments

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