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Fate of Melissa Reid to be decided in coming days
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Fate of Melissa Reid to be decided in coming days

Apr 27th 2016, 11:46 AM 30,672 Views 28 Comments

The Scottish native has been in a Peruvian jail since 2013.

Ibrahim Halawa transferred prisons and is not missing
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Ibrahim Halawa transferred prisons and is not missing

Apr 12th 2016, 5:50 PM 27,805 Views 96 Comments

It was earlier reported that he had been moved and his family were unaware of his whereabouts.

Judge warns mother she'll go to jail if daughter misses another day at school
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Judge warns mother she'll go to jail if daughter misses another day at school

Apr 1st 2016, 4:29 PM 29,823 Views 0 Comments

The 15-year-old has already missed 60% of the current school term.

The man who raped and killed Jill Meagher is appealing for his jail time to be cut
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The man who raped and killed Jill Meagher is appealing for his jail time to be cut

Mar 9th 2016, 8:51 AM 21,827 Views 40 Comments

Bayley was subsequently found guilty of raping three other women, two in the same year as Meagher’s brutal murder.

Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman
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Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman

Feb 29th 2016, 3:17 PM 39,494 Views 137 Comments

He had met her on a night out and offered her a lift home.

Man facing jail for saying women cheat on their husbands
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Man facing jail for saying women cheat on their husbands

Feb 24th 2016, 3:22 PM 15,485 Views 24 Comments

The comments created a stir in southern Egypt.

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

Feb 21st 2016, 8:30 AM 36,853 Views 44 Comments

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.

Waterford coach jailed for sex abuse was 'a beast' and 'an animal', say victims
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Waterford coach jailed for sex abuse was 'a beast' and 'an animal', say victims

Feb 19th 2016, 5:50 PM 39,826 Views 37 Comments

He will spend 14 years in prison.

Wicklow man jailed for carrying out dangerous electrical work
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Wicklow man jailed for carrying out dangerous electrical work

Feb 12th 2016, 1:05 PM 45,567 Views 59 Comments

Michael O’Connell received a six-month sentence after his work was found to have posed a serious safety risk to the occupants of the house.

When life means life: 'God help me. The devil made me do it'
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When life means life: 'God help me. The devil made me do it'

Jan 17th 2016, 10:00 PM 61,638 Views 25 Comments

In the 1970s, two serial killers from the UK came to Ireland planning to rape and kill a woman every week.

No charges in controversial jailhouse death of black woman
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No charges in controversial jailhouse death of black woman

Dec 23rd 2015, 9:18 AM 11,962 Views 25 Comments

Sandra Bland’s family had disputed the coronor’s conclusion that she died by suicide.

A father in the UK has been jailed for murdering his six-month old son
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A father in the UK has been jailed for murdering his six-month old son

Dec 22nd 2015, 10:19 PM 29,180 Views 45 Comments

Piotr Sobczyk will serve a minimum of 16 and a half years.

Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again
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Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again

Dec 19th 2015, 12:24 PM 36,534 Views 276 Comments

In a harsh statement, Cairo also called on the European body to reconsider its approach to similar cases in the future.

Here's how the two most infamous drug barons in history compare with each other
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Here's how the two most infamous drug barons in history compare with each other

Nov 8th 2015, 9:15 AM 32,874 Views 24 Comments

Colombia’s Pablo Escobar and Mexico’s Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman proved to be a law unto themselves.

Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them
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Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them

Oct 31st 2015, 7:45 AM 8,163 Views 10 Comments

“Prison is about network-building and if those on the inside aren’t educated, this will foster more crime on the outside.”

US judge makes defendants give blood or face going to jail
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US judge makes defendants give blood or face going to jail

Oct 21st 2015, 5:45 PM 15,083 Views 65 Comments

An ethics complaint has been lodged against Judge Marvin Wiggins.

Parole board meeting today to reconsider Oscar Pistorius' release
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Parole board meeting today to reconsider Oscar Pistorius' release

Oct 9th 2015, 7:53 AM 4,507 Views 8 Comments

Earlier this week Pistorius’s family accused officials of bowing to “political and media hype” after the star’s release was again delayed.

Watch the moment Barack Obama met jailed drug dealers for a new prison documentary
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Watch the moment Barack Obama met jailed drug dealers for a new prison documentary

Sep 27th 2015, 10:40 PM 17,384 Views 18 Comments

The programme looks at whether non-violent drug dealers should face long jail-terms.

Karen Buckley murderer to appeal length of prison sentence
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Karen Buckley murderer to appeal length of prison sentence

Sep 19th 2015, 7:34 AM 10,672 Views 40 Comments

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

Teen who attacked and humiliated two girls in viral video avoids jail
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Teen who attacked and humiliated two girls in viral video avoids jail

Aug 4th 2015, 10:17 AM 24,402 Views 29 Comments

The girl has been remanded into council accommodation for her own safety.

Woman who died in Texas jail cell told police of previous suicide attempt
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Woman who died in Texas jail cell told police of previous suicide attempt

Jul 23rd 2015, 11:21 AM 13,258 Views 54 Comments

The woman’s family disputes this claim and their lawyer said social activists like Bland “don’t take their own life”.

Father in Roscommon 'House of Horrors' will spend less time in jail
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Father in Roscommon 'House of Horrors' will spend less time in jail

Jul 16th 2015, 4:12 PM 21,986 Views 17 Comments

He will now spend 11 years in prison, 18 months less than previously expected.

A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence
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A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence

Jul 8th 2015, 11:20 PM 47,921 Views 225 Comments

A substantial proportion of people did not know it is a crime to get an abortion when a woman’s life is not at risk.

'All bark and no bite': No one will be brought to court over water charges until 2017
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'All bark and no bite': No one will be brought to court over water charges until 2017

Jul 1st 2015, 10:21 AM 12,533 Views 77 Comments

Legislation published yesterday would also abolish imprisonment of people who refuse to pay.

Sisters abused and neglected by parents before toddler sexually assaulted by paedophile babysitter
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Sisters abused and neglected by parents before toddler sexually assaulted by paedophile babysitter

Jun 29th 2015, 5:37 PM 49,454 Views 80 Comments

Michael O’Brien was today sentenced to three and a half years for sexually assaulting the youngest sibling.

Rapist unwilling to engage in sex offenders programme gets extra jail time
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Rapist unwilling to engage in sex offenders programme gets extra jail time

Jun 18th 2015, 9:15 PM 18,854 Views 22 Comments

The 54-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 60 counts of sexual assault of six sisters between 1994 and 2005.

"We are relieved": Tourists who stripped naked on 'sacred mountain' allowed to go home
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"We are relieved": Tourists who stripped naked on 'sacred mountain' allowed to go home

Jun 12th 2015, 4:04 PM 28,659 Views 28 Comments

Some in the country blamed them for causing a deadly earthquake on the mountain.

Son says his mum "wouldn't help" these dangerous convicted killers escape prison
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Son says his mum "wouldn't help" these dangerous convicted killers escape prison

Jun 10th 2015, 12:08 PM 7,278 Views 5 Comments

A huge search for the two men is ongoing.

Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k
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Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k

Jun 4th 2015, 9:54 PM 30,284 Views 24 Comments

New DNA evidence proved the two men were not guilty of the murder in 1983. They spent three decades in prison.

Prisoners in Irish jails are being forced to sleep on floors
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Prisoners in Irish jails are being forced to sleep on floors

May 27th 2015, 1:43 PM 13,798 Views 75 Comments

Reports by the Prison Visiting Committees of eleven prisons have been released this morning,

Men who strangled nun with typewriter cord get life sentences
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Men who strangled nun with typewriter cord get life sentences

May 15th 2015, 9:59 PM 14,158 Views 36 Comments

The accused “showed no remorse”.

Priest jailed for hiring IRA to intimidate nephew
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Priest jailed for hiring IRA to intimidate nephew

May 1st 2015, 10:48 AM 14,219 Views 34 Comments

Father Francis Kelleher has been jailed for four years.

10 men jailed for life for shooting Malala in the head
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10 men jailed for life for shooting Malala in the head

Apr 30th 2015, 8:53 PM 12,250 Views 29 Comments

The 17-year-old was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threat to kill
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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threat to kill

Apr 21st 2015, 7:51 AM 9,760 Views 0 Comments

Rudd had previously denied all allegations against him.

Heartbroken father: 'She was punched and struck with beer cans  - and he got just 10 years'
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Heartbroken father: 'She was punched and struck with beer cans - and he got just 10 years'

Apr 15th 2015, 4:26 PM 37,087 Views 40 Comments

Sara Staunton, a mother of two children, was killed by her boyfriend in 2013.

Chelsea Manning has joined Twitter from her prison cell
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Chelsea Manning has joined Twitter from her prison cell

Apr 3rd 2015, 11:20 PM 28,925 Views 34 Comments

The Wikileaks whistleblower says she wants it to be a two-way conversation.

New law will allow people to pay fines in installments - and avoid jail
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New law will allow people to pay fines in installments - and avoid jail

Mar 17th 2015, 7:30 AM 12,015 Views 38 Comments

The Courts Service is also outsourcing the collection of fines.

Over 8,000 people were jailed last year for not paying small fines
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Over 8,000 people were jailed last year for not paying small fines

Mar 9th 2015, 11:54 AM 16,653 Views 106 Comments

…costing taxpayers about €180 per person per day.

TV licences, Tayto sandwiches and Operation Transformation: The week in numbers
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TV licences, Tayto sandwiches and Operation Transformation: The week in numbers

Feb 28th 2015, 7:00 PM 13,440 Views 8 Comments

Plus: How many staff work at Eircom now?