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Irish Prison Service 'aware' of TikTok video claiming to be filmed in Mountjoy Prison
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Irish Prison Service 'aware' of TikTok video claiming to be filmed in Mountjoy Prison

Jul 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 50,129 Views 0 Comments

The video has been viewed more than 400,000 times.

1,200 inmates receive Covid vaccines as wider roll-out to prisons begins
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1,200 inmates receive Covid vaccines as wider roll-out to prisons begins

Jun 16th 2021, 11:56 AM 10,582 Views 25 Comments

The vaccinations will be administered by staff from the National Ambulance Service.

Some prisoners had no access to a shower for 14 days while quarantining
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Some prisoners had no access to a shower for 14 days while quarantining

Jun 11th 2021, 10:41 PM 25,623 Views 61 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has “poor adherence” with laws on handling prisoner complaints, report finds.

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
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HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear

Jan 16th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,957 Views 19 Comments

Some prison nurses were told they would not be included in the healthcare worker stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.

Woman becomes first confirmed Covid-19 case in Irish prison system
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Woman becomes first confirmed Covid-19 case in Irish prison system

Aug 22nd 2020, 3:58 PM 40,121 Views 28 Comments

It is understood the woman has been in quarantine since her incarceration.

Visiting restrictions relaxed further for prisoners - except at Portlaoise and Midlands prisons
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Visiting restrictions relaxed further for prisoners - except at Portlaoise and Midlands prisons

Aug 17th 2020, 3:46 PM 11,607 Views 5 Comments

Limits on visiting were introduced at the start of the Covid-19 crisis.

Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested
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Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested

Jun 24th 2020, 8:00 PM 26,683 Views 30 Comments

Thirty-seven of the 55 were re-arrested for allegedly committing a range of criminal offences.

Prison visits to resume across two phases
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Prison visits to resume across two phases

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:58 PM 13,454 Views 33 Comments

The Irish Prison Service suspended visits in March because of the pandemic.

Number of people jailed for not paying court-ordered fines almost doubled in 2019
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Number of people jailed for not paying court-ordered fines almost doubled in 2019

Jun 15th 2020, 12:05 PM 12,438 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Prison Service annual report 2019 was published today.

'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 17,147 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.

Prison Service now has temperature checks at the entrances to all prisons
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Prison Service now has temperature checks at the entrances to all prisons

Mar 31st 2020, 7:24 PM 14,594 Views 16 Comments

“Difficulties do exist in implementing social distancing on the basis that over 52% of prisoners share cells,” a prison spokesperson said.

Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'
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Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'

Mar 16th 2020, 10:46 AM 30,751 Views 37 Comments

Alcohol-based sanitiser was banned after prisoners drank a concoction of handwash and prescription drugs in 2014.

Coronavirus: Talks underway to reduce number of people in prison in a 'controlled manner'
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Coronavirus: Talks underway to reduce number of people in prison in a 'controlled manner'

Mar 13th 2020, 9:07 PM 49,036 Views 103 Comments

Concerns had already been raised about how the Irish Prison Service would cope with Covid-19.

Irish Prison Service set to spend €1.3 million on inmate clothing
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Irish Prison Service set to spend €1.3 million on inmate clothing

Mar 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 21,931 Views 31 Comments

Boxers must be a 50-50 cotton-polyester mix and be washable at 40ºC.

'They don’t even have the capacity to keep everyone in single cells': Concerns over potential Covid-19 spread in prisons
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'They don’t even have the capacity to keep everyone in single cells': Concerns over potential Covid-19 spread in prisons

Mar 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 29,470 Views 49 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has said that overcrowded prisons make it harder to control the spread of the viruses.

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer
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Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer

Oct 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,309 Views 18 Comments

There are also currently 614 prisoners on a waiting list for an intervention from prison psychology services.

Investigation launched after prisoner escapes custody while attending University Hospital Limerick
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Investigation launched after prisoner escapes custody while attending University Hospital Limerick

Oct 24th 2019, 10:30 PM 20,448 Views 27 Comments

The man escaped from the custody of prison officers through a window at the hospital shortly before 2pm.

Irish prison strategy aims to tackle threat of drones but overcrowding remains major challenge
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Irish prison strategy aims to tackle threat of drones but overcrowding remains major challenge

Sep 20th 2019, 8:54 AM 9,373 Views 23 Comments

The Justice Minister launched the Irish Prison Service Strategic Plan 2019-2022 yesterday.

Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison
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Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison

Aug 16th 2019, 11:57 AM 62,871 Views 124 Comments

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

Evidence to suggest tracking device was placed on private car of prison officer, report finds
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Evidence to suggest tracking device was placed on private car of prison officer, report finds

Jul 25th 2019, 5:39 PM 15,309 Views 4 Comments

The report was carried out by the Inspector of Prisons.

Opinion: I want to change the way society sees ex-offenders so I organised a TEDx Talk in Mountjoy
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Opinion: I want to change the way society sees ex-offenders so I organised a TEDx Talk in Mountjoy

Apr 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,718 Views 42 Comments

Ex prisoners took to the stage to deliver talks to an audience of prisoners, senior policymakers, politicians, activists, education-providers, and employers, writes Nikki Gallagher.

Prisoner escapes from custody while receiving treatment at St James's Hospital in Dublin
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Prisoner escapes from custody while receiving treatment at St James's Hospital in Dublin

Mar 20th 2019, 1:45 PM 88,731 Views 33 Comments

The incident happened at around 10am this morning.

Boy awarded €35,000 after contracting TB from dad who picked it up from prisoners at work
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Boy awarded €35,000 after contracting TB from dad who picked it up from prisoners at work

Feb 19th 2019, 2:35 PM 22,465 Views 0 Comments

The judge said the boy had “suffered a nasty little life experience” but had fortunately fully recovered.

Investigation into claims of 'unauthorised surveillance' in Irish prisons to finish in February
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Investigation into claims of 'unauthorised surveillance' in Irish prisons to finish in February

Jan 17th 2019, 6:11 AM 14,945 Views 0 Comments

The examination of claims by a prison officer was ordered by the Justice Minister in November.

Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons
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Alleged use of tracking devices on cars of Irish prison officers to be probed by Inspector of Prisons

Nov 22nd 2018, 2:20 PM 14,239 Views 0 Comments

Revelations that officers’ vehicles had been bugged were published today in the Irish Examiner.

Search launched after prisoner escapes from Dublin courthouse
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Search launched after prisoner escapes from Dublin courthouse

Nov 9th 2018, 7:52 PM 29,772 Views 28 Comments

The man escaped from the Cloverhill court in Clondalkin, west Dublin this morning.

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

Jul 29th 2018, 4:00 PM 13,984 Views 49 Comments

There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.

Prison service investigating two staff allegations about management practices
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Prison service investigating two staff allegations about management practices

Jun 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,054 Views 1 Comment

Another case under consideration from 2016 involves allegations of penalisation.

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

Jun 25th 2018, 3:37 PM 10,476 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,112 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Apr 12th 2018, 9:57 AM 71,008 Views 8 Comments

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

Prison guards are cracking down on moonshine in Irish prisons
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Prison guards are cracking down on moonshine in Irish prisons

Apr 2nd 2018, 5:00 PM 17,456 Views 16 Comments

The largest amount seized was 266 pints in Castlerea Prison.

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

Jan 18th 2018, 10:14 AM 14,243 Views 67 Comments

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

142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas
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142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas

Dec 22nd 2017, 12:13 PM 8,380 Views 20 Comments

Many of the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences.

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 32,314 Views 86 Comments

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

Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison
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Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison

Oct 11th 2017, 6:44 PM 17,596 Views 36 Comments

Foul play is not suspected in the man’s death.

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died
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Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died

Sep 19th 2017, 3:59 PM 23,987 Views 22 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons has said the people who failed in their duties in the man’s care should be held to account.

An average of 12 phones are seized in Irish prisons every week
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An average of 12 phones are seized in Irish prisons every week

Aug 31st 2017, 10:01 AM 9,521 Views 48 Comments

The figure is up on last year, but way down on 2008 when about 42-a -week were seized.

Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release
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Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release

Aug 20th 2017, 7:00 AM 13,837 Views 19 Comments

Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.

'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'
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'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'

Jul 9th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,829 Views 33 Comments

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

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