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From TheJournal.ie Wife of convicted 'drug baron' fails in bid to recover share in €53k BMW Denied

Wife of convicted 'drug baron' fails in bid to recover share in €53k BMW

The car was set on fire by two men who broke into a garda compound in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Jailed Limerick killer Gary Campion makes swift recovery after suspected drugs overdose Touch And Go

Jailed Limerick killer Gary Campion makes swift recovery after suspected drugs overdose

Campion is returning to his Mountjoy cell.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick killer found unresponsive in cell was under 'special observation' Suspected Overdose

Limerick killer found unresponsive in cell was under 'special observation'

Gary Campion is serving two life sentences for murders carried out in 2002 and 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí find €140k worth of heroin in 'suspicious car' with boot left open Drug Crime

Gardaí find €140k worth of heroin in 'suspicious car' with boot left open

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who saw people around the green Ford Focus yesterday to get in touch.

From TheJournal.ie Irish prisons ran out of overtime cash in 1984 - so they started letting prisoners go early Off You Go So
From TheJournal.ie Inmate who destroyed prison cell sentenced to eight months Mountjoy

Inmate who destroyed prison cell sentenced to eight months

The man said he was agitated after taking a cocktail of sleeping pills.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger Assaults

Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger

So far this year there have been more than 50 assaults by prisoners on staff.

From TheJournal.ie Footage shows prisoners attacking prison officer with brush handle The Joy

Footage shows prisoners attacking prison officer with brush handle

The footage features in the third episode of TV3′s series on the prison, The Joy.

From TheJournal.ie Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison TheJoy

Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison

“Prison is a dangerous spot, if you’re weak you won’t last.”

From TheJournal.ie Three Mountjoy prison officers hospitalised after attack by prisoner Mountjoy

Three Mountjoy prison officers hospitalised after attack by prisoner

The officers were punched and had liquid thrown on them in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher says her career was "destroyed" after phone in her bra set off prison detectors Courts

Teacher says her career was "destroyed" after phone in her bra set off prison detectors

She is suing the Irish Prison Service and Minister for Justice, among others.

From TheJournal.ie Inmates in Mountjoy formed pyramid in yard to help prisoner reach drugs Stranded

Inmates in Mountjoy formed pyramid in yard to help prisoner reach drugs

The inmate consumed the drugs while he was up there and was unable to get back down.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins tells women prisoners: 'I never underestimate how difficult the time you spend here can be' Prison Life

President Higgins tells women prisoners: 'I never underestimate how difficult the time you spend here can be'

“Your opinions and views matter and your voices should be heard,” he said.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner sprayed three officers with his blood as they tried take drugs from him Dublin

Prisoner sprayed three officers with his blood as they tried take drugs from him

A parcel of drugs was passed to the prisoner in hospital.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles Mountjoy

Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles

It happened on the A1 landing as officers were clearing out the cells.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner found dead in Mountjoy cell Drug Overdose

Prisoner found dead in Mountjoy cell

The man was a father of four from Louth.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner stabbed in head with 'sharpened spoon' in serious condition Wheatfield

Prisoner stabbed in head with 'sharpened spoon' in serious condition

The prisoner lost a huge amount of blood in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Two prison officers receive slash wounds in inmate attack at Mountjoy Prison Attack

Two prison officers receive slash wounds in inmate attack at Mountjoy Prison

The prisoner used an improvised weapon.

From TheJournal.ie Trafficked woman was locked into cannabis growhouse from the outside Cannabis Growhouses

Trafficked woman was locked into cannabis growhouse from the outside

A court today found gardaí failed to identify the woman as a victim of human trafficking.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin anti-water charge rally hears two jailed protesters are on hunger strike Water Protest This post contains images

Dublin anti-water charge rally hears two jailed protesters are on hunger strike

It was announced at the Dublin anti-water charge protest today.

From TheJournal.ie There are 844 people under the age of 25 in Irish prisons Second Chances

There are 844 people under the age of 25 in Irish prisons

Just 20 of them are female.

From TheJournal.ie Shannon Quaid found safe and well Dublin

Shannon Quaid found safe and well

She had been missing from the Glencullen area.

From TheJournal.ie 'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action Work To Rule

'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action

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

From TheJournal.ie Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding? Irish Prisons

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?

Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.

From TheJournal.ie The ex-Governor of Mountjoy reckons the Love/Hate prison scenes were pretty accurate Real Life

The ex-Governor of Mountjoy reckons the Love/Hate prison scenes were pretty accurate

However, John Lonergan said the graphic rape scene involving Fran was something of an exaggeration.

From TheJournal.ie Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy Contraband

Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy

The search was carried out early yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison Contraband

Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison

The search was based on intelligence gathered.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner death report finds he had left drug treatment programme but Prison Service didn't know Prisoner Death

Prisoner death report finds he had left drug treatment programme but Prison Service didn't know

The prisoner was granted temporary release on the condition that he reside at Coolmine Treatment Centre.

From TheJournal.ie From white-collar criminals to murderers: Rare glimpse inside women's prison Dochas

From white-collar criminals to murderers: Rare glimpse inside women's prison

“You don’t expect to hear the sound of a crying baby in a prison”.

From TheJournal.ie Family asks why media knew about tinfoil found in dead prisoner's cell before they did Mountjoy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Over 90% of the beds in Irish prisons are taken Overcrowded

Over 90% of the beds in Irish prisons are taken

Annual reports from five prison visiting committees were published today.

From TheJournal.ie Mother-of-six faces prison not paying fine after failing to be assessed for homeschooling Prison Sentence

Mother-of-six faces prison not paying fine after failing to be assessed for homeschooling

Monica O’Connor from Carlow will spend ten days in Mountjoy.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Mountjoy prison, Gaza protests, and Cork beaches…

From TheJournal.ie Mountjoy prisoner dies after being found unconscious in cell Mountjoy

Mountjoy prisoner dies after being found unconscious in cell

The prisoner was found in his cell at around 4am this morning and was taken to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out' Human Rights

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

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

From TheJournal.ie More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out Irish Prison Service

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.

From TheJournal.ie Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner Jailed

Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner

Two other prison officers at Mountjoy had boiling water thrown at them in the past week.