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Stopping people throwing drugs into prisons is "very difficult"
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Stopping people throwing drugs into prisons is "very difficult"

Feb 6th 2015, 9:08 AM 18,652 Views 88 Comments

“People just wait for the gardaí to go by and then come back and start throwing them over the wall.”

Judge does the 'right thing' 54 years after these 9 men were jailed for sitting at a 'white table'
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# Friendship Nine

Judge does the 'right thing' 54 years after these 9 men were jailed for sitting at a 'white table'

Jan 29th 2015, 7:20 AM 26,497 Views 21 Comments

“We cannot rewrite history, but we can right history.”

You'll never guess how this woman managed to sneak a gun into prison
# Smuggled
# Smuggled

You'll never guess how this woman managed to sneak a gun into prison

Jan 8th 2015, 7:12 PM 6,005 Views 8 Comments

Just think of the worst possible place to put a gun, and you have it.

Convicted serial rapist is to be euthanised in a Belgian jail
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Convicted serial rapist is to be euthanised in a Belgian jail

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:00 PM 27,241 Views 73 Comments

Frank Van Den Bleeken had asked to die on psychological grounds.

Inmates found dead at two Irish prisons over Christmas period
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Inmates found dead at two Irish prisons over Christmas period

Dec 27th 2014, 1:40 PM 31,673 Views 0 Comments

Prisoners died at Limerick Prison and at Wheatfield in Dublin. It’s believed they suffered drug overdoses.

Why Norway's prison system is so successful
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Why Norway's prison system is so successful

Dec 13th 2014, 4:30 PM 22,096 Views 62 Comments

Relatively few people in Norway go to prison, and those who do usually only go once. How does Norway do it?

British banker accused of two brutal murders declared fit to stand trial
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British banker accused of two brutal murders declared fit to stand trial

Nov 24th 2014, 10:08 AM 7,664 Views 3 Comments

The bodies of two women were found in the man’s apartment.

'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action
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# Work To Rule

'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action

Nov 18th 2014, 7:30 AM 25,954 Views 92 Comments

“Not every other employee has the misfortune of having to work with junkies puking and shitting around the place”.

Here's how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 ... and never came back
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# At Large

Here's how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 ... and never came back

Nov 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 16,522 Views 30 Comments

Many are still deemed “unlawfully at large from custody”.

First person jailed for WhatsApp 'revenge porn' in the UK
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# Explicit Image

First person jailed for WhatsApp 'revenge porn' in the UK

Nov 14th 2014, 8:57 PM 27,298 Views 16 Comments

The man changed his Whatsapp profile image with an explicit photo of his ex.

Loner trucker jailed for shooting at motorists 700 times to teach them "a lesson"
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# Autobahn Assassin

Loner trucker jailed for shooting at motorists 700 times to teach them "a lesson"

Oct 30th 2014, 2:29 PM 18,800 Views 22 Comments

Michael Harry K was jailed for 10 and a half years in Germany.

Man jailed for four years for impersonating Chelsea youngster Kakuta
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# Fraudster

Man jailed for four years for impersonating Chelsea youngster Kakuta

Oct 22nd 2014, 4:33 PM 5,104 Views 6 Comments

Medi Abalimba was convicted of multiple fraud offences totalling €67,000 after assuming the Blues starlet’s identity to help maintain a lavish lifestyle.

Oscar Pistorius leaves court dock to spend his first night in jail
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# South Africa

Oscar Pistorius leaves court dock to spend his first night in jail

Oct 21st 2014, 6:00 PM 21,893 Views 34 Comments

He left behind four white roses and a bucket in the courtroom.

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?
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# Motherhood

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

Oct 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 6,489 Views 27 Comments

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail
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# Clampdown

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

Oct 19th 2014, 8:20 PM 14,489 Views 63 Comments

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

Timeline to end 'slopping out' in prisons needs to be set
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Timeline to end 'slopping out' in prisons needs to be set

Oct 11th 2014, 6:00 PM 7,878 Views 29 Comments

The new human rights commissioner said she is concerned about serious gaps in prison complaints procedures.

Businessman Breifne O'Brien jailed for 7 years for theft and deception
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Businessman Breifne O'Brien jailed for 7 years for theft and deception

Oct 8th 2014, 10:52 PM 25,001 Views 44 Comments

The 52 year old changed his plea to a guilty one today.

Carlos the Jackal to face new murder trial over 1974 grenade attack
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# Behind Bars

Carlos the Jackal to face new murder trial over 1974 grenade attack

Oct 7th 2014, 2:45 PM 8,245 Views 10 Comments

The 64-year-old Venezuelan was once one of the world’s most-wanted militants.

Woman sent to jail for 35 years for killing and freezing her babies
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# Spain

Woman sent to jail for 35 years for killing and freezing her babies

Sep 24th 2014, 4:59 PM 17,659 Views 16 Comments

She was found guilty of killing her two newborn babies. She also has to pay compensation to her ex-husband and children.

Family asks why media knew about tinfoil found in dead prisoner's cell before they did
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Family asks why media knew about tinfoil found in dead prisoner's cell before they did

Sep 4th 2014, 6:40 AM 22,441 Views 37 Comments

The man was serving a 16-year sentence for drug possession when he was found dead in Mountjoy last August.

Carlow mother of six released from Mountjoy after being jailed for not paying homeschooling fine
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Carlow mother of six released from Mountjoy after being jailed for not paying homeschooling fine

Sep 3rd 2014, 2:01 PM 21,266 Views 158 Comments

She was taken from her home this morning and did not resist arrest.

Man charged with murdering wife is found dead in prison cell
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Man charged with murdering wife is found dead in prison cell

Aug 27th 2014, 10:52 PM 47,998 Views 0 Comments

Marius Sarzynski was found by prison staff last night.

The man who shot John Lennon has been refused parole for the eighth time
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# No Release

The man who shot John Lennon has been refused parole for the eighth time

Aug 22nd 2014, 10:39 PM 25,673 Views 146 Comments

Now 59, Mark David Chapman has been in jail for 33 years.

100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack
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# Prison Break

100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack

Aug 11th 2014, 1:49 PM 13,451 Views 13 Comments

By this morning, some of them had returned to the facility but 40 of them are still missing.

Oscar Pistorius described as a deceitful witness who has 'anxiety on call'
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# On Trial

Oscar Pistorius described as a deceitful witness who has 'anxiety on call'

Aug 7th 2014, 11:15 AM 15,317 Views 32 Comments

The closing arguments are expected to last two days.

Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal convictions
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# Abuse

Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal convictions

Aug 1st 2014, 12:21 PM 8,327 Views 32 Comments

A judge will now decide whether Harris can make a full challenge against his convictions.

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out'
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# Human Rights

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out'

Jul 25th 2014, 9:53 PM 12,293 Views 77 Comments

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

Lostprophets singer jailed for child sex crimes loses appeal bid
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# Chid Abuse

Lostprophets singer jailed for child sex crimes loses appeal bid

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:59 PM 19,283 Views 67 Comments

The sentencing judge said the offences committed against children were of shocking depravity.

Nurse jailed for ill treatment of 92-year-old after family installed secret camera
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Nurse jailed for ill treatment of 92-year-old after family installed secret camera

Jul 10th 2014, 11:14 AM 20,581 Views 34 Comments

The hidden camera captured the nurse poking the 92-year-old victim in the head and telling her to “shut up”.

Man sentenced to jail for smuggling dinosaur fossils
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# Tyrannosaurus Wrecked

Man sentenced to jail for smuggling dinosaur fossils

Jun 5th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,001 Views 10 Comments

The man was sentenced, despite his work in helping Mongolia open its first dinosaur museum.

Chris Brown tweets that he is 'humbled and blessed' after early release from jail
# Free Breezy
# Free Breezy

Chris Brown tweets that he is 'humbled and blessed' after early release from jail

Jun 2nd 2014, 4:54 PM 2,639 Views 3 Comments

The singer served 108 days in prison.

More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion
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# Gas Explosion

More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion

May 1st 2014, 10:18 AM 6,902 Views 1 Comment

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

Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up?

Apr 30th 2014, 9:28 AM 15,884 Views 127 Comments

Under current legislation, people arrested for public order offences cannot be held until they sober up.

Anglo pair in court to face sentencing for illegal loan scheme
# Anglo Trial
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# Anglo Trial

Anglo pair in court to face sentencing for illegal loan scheme

Apr 28th 2014, 6:15 AM 7,288 Views 41 Comments

Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan will find out today if they are to face a jail term.

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
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# Put It Away

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:35 AM 18,437 Views 90 Comments

The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.

'4,000 people are doing time in Irish Prisons - 4,000 families are doing time outside'
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# Prison Families

'4,000 people are doing time in Irish Prisons - 4,000 families are doing time outside'

Mar 31st 2014, 7:15 AM 11,725 Views 58 Comments

New documentary looks at how families of prisoners cope in the outside world.

Four year jail term for hooligans if Mexican politicians get their way
# Mexican Porridge
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# Mexican Porridge

Four year jail term for hooligans if Mexican politicians get their way

Mar 29th 2014, 3:15 PM 2,553 Views 5 Comments

A spate of violence, and clashes with police, at football matches has spurred Mexico’s congress into action.

Woman freed after 32 years in jail for homicide - thanks to law students
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Woman freed after 32 years in jail for homicide - thanks to law students

Mar 26th 2014, 12:21 PM 16,018 Views 23 Comments

Mary Virginia Jones claims she was innocent of charges of homicide, kidnapping and robbery.