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#Prison Service

From TheJournal.ie 'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill Cloverhill

'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill

The Prison Officers Association has called for the provision of protective equipment like batons and pepper spray for staff.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff Prison Service

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff

The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.

From TheJournal.ie 'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse' Column

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'

I think some people baulk a little when they hear reports of major improvements being made to prison conditions, and of resources being spent on education and training, writes Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Things are not getting better': Prison officers say they're attacked a lot more than official stats say Violent Attacks

'Things are not getting better': Prison officers say they're attacked a lot more than official stats say

Jim Mitchell, from the Prison Officers’ Association. has said the official figures “don’t reflect” the situation on the ground.

From TheJournal.ie Over 7,000 Irish prisoners got out on early release this year Outta Here

Over 7,000 Irish prisoners got out on early release this year

Statistics contained in the CSO showed 45% of prisoners reoffended within three years.

From TheJournal.ie 'We come together in the most distressing situations': Hundreds to take part in emergency services parade On The Frontline

'We come together in the most distressing situations': Hundreds to take part in emergency services parade

The annual parade and gala will focus on safety and will also pay tribute to members of the services who lost their lives in the line of duty.

From TheJournal.ie Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State Prison

Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State

An inmate who held another hostage in a cell was given a three and a half year sentence today.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how repeat offenders causing 'havoc' are going to be tackled Crackdown

Here's how repeat offenders causing 'havoc' are going to be tackled

Gardaí, the Irish Prison Service, and the Probation Service are joining forces on the initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Some officers 'turning a blind eye' to growth of criminal gangs in prisons Gang Culture

Some officers 'turning a blind eye' to growth of criminal gangs in prisons

The Irish Prison Service is being blamed for the growth of criminal gangs in Irish jails.

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 Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell Portlaoise

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell

It’s the second death of a prisoner in 24 hours.

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 'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles Service
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 Inmates found dead at two Irish prisons over Christmas period Suspected Overdoses

Inmates found dead at two Irish prisons over Christmas period

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

From TheJournal.ie Both sides 'disappointed' as officers picket outside Cloverhill prison Industrial Non-relations

Both sides 'disappointed' as officers picket outside Cloverhill prison

The officers claim staffing levels are dangerously low.

From TheJournal.ie New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison New Job

New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison

Brian Murphy will take up his new role in September.

From TheJournal.ie From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings? There Are Loads

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?

And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.

From TheJournal.ie Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints Irish Prison Service

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints

The Prison Officers Association has noted that the majority of complaints are not upheld.

From TheJournal.ie Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was "avoidable and should not have happened" Gary Douch

Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was "avoidable and should not have happened"

A report into Douch’s death was published today and outlined systemic failures in the management of the man who killed him.

From TheJournal.ie Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’ Prisongate

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’

New revelations about recordings have been disclosed by the Taoiseach in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes Cork

Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes

The Director General of the Irish Prison Service Michael Donnellan said the residents were fully consulted about the construction plans for the new prison.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights training course launched for prison staff Human Rights

Human rights training course launched for prison staff

The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, welcomed the training course at the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise.

Sneak peek at the raunchy Irish Prison Service 2014 Calendar

Prisoner Cell Block HOT!

From TheJournal.ie Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case Equality Tribunal

Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case

The Equality Tribunal has found that the Prison Service did not have “fair and transparent” selection processes in place.

From TheJournal.ie “The culture has not changed” – St Patrick’s Institution finally gets closed down Young Offenders

“The culture has not changed” – St Patrick’s Institution finally gets closed down

The head of the Irish Prison Service said that the safety of young offenders cannot be guaranteed at St Patrick’s.

From TheJournal.ie Killer on the run after making escape while visiting sick father in hospital On The Run

Killer on the run after making escape while visiting sick father in hospital

Christopher Doyle was previously given a 12 year sentence for the manslaughter of Co Meath pensioner, Patrick Logan.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin gardaí plan work-to-rule for next week Industrial Action

Dublin gardaí plan work-to-rule for next week

The rank-and-file gardaí also agreed not to work in prisons if prison officers go on strike.

From TheJournal.ie Report asks for more supports for children with parents in prison Prison

Report asks for more supports for children with parents in prison

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has made a number of recommendations about the rights and needs of families of prisoners.

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton calls killing of David Black "outrageous and cowardly act" Northern Ireland

Hillary Clinton calls killing of David Black "outrageous and cowardly act"

The US Secretary of State praised the swift efforts of the PSNI in trying to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison Opinion

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison

Our early release system badly needs an overhaul, writes Liam Herrick of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

From TheJournal.ie Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years Out Of Jail

Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years

MacArthur was jailed in 1982 after he killed a nurse in the Phoenix Park and shot dead a farmer.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disturbing issues' uncovered by probe of St Patrick's youth institution Young Offenders

'Disturbing issues' uncovered by probe of St Patrick's youth institution

The Inspector of Prisons is undertaking a “far reaching” inquiry into the institution, where 16 and 17-year-olds are held.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli court rejects hunger-strikers' appeal Hunger Strike

Israeli court rejects hunger-strikers' appeal

Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh have been striking for more than 70 days. They are among more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners who are currently on hunger strike.

From TheJournal.ie Dramatic 45 per cent increase in numbers sent to prison Prisons

Dramatic 45 per cent increase in numbers sent to prison

However, the number of prison staff has actually fallen over the last five years.

From TheJournal.ie Electronic monitoring of prisoners to be introduced Tagging

Electronic monitoring of prisoners to be introduced

The Irish Prison Service has put the contract to provide the system out to tender.

From TheJournal.ie More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons Weapons

More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons

In the past two years, almost 3,000 weapons have been confiscated from prisoners, including homemade items such as sharpened toothbrushes and pool balls in socks.

From TheJournal.ie GAA player's murder accused found dead Shane Rodgers

GAA player's murder accused found dead

Shane Rodgers, who was being held in custody in Cloverhill on charge of murdering James Hughes, was found dead in a holding cell.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Robinson threatens to resign over emblem row Stormont

Peter Robinson threatens to resign over emblem row

Northern Ireland’s First Minister said today that he would resign rather than see the crown or other British symbols removed from the uniforms of prison officers.

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