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# Prison

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Prison
Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes reports to prison in Texas for 11-year sentence
A court denied her latest request to remain free while appealing her fraud conviction.
Last month
May 2023
# Cabinet
Jail-time for assaulting Gardaí or ramming Garda vehicles to increase to 12 years
Minister for Justice Simon Harris will today seek Cabinet approval to amend the law.
# Prisoner
Prison officer stabbed in face during attempted escape by inmate from Mountjoy
The injured officer is believed to be in a stable condition.
This year
# factcheck
Debunked: Leo Varadkar did not say that 'biological males' shouldn't be put in female prisons
In Scotland, non-violent prisoners may still be housed according to their gender expression.
# Castlerea Prison
Prison inmate died after not receiving CPR for 7 minutes due to delays in opening cell
The prison authorities were also unable to contact a doctor to formally pronounce the prisoner dead after the incident in 2020.
# Florida
Pregnant US inmate seeks release because unborn baby is innocent
Natalia Harrell faces a murder charge after fatally shooting another woman while taking an Uber.
# Courts
Wicklow man jailed for seven years for the sexual abuse and rape of his step-niece
Tony Gummerson was 17 during the offenses while the victim was aged between seven and eight years old.
# Protests
Thousands of protesters in Iran pardoned by country's supreme leader
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meanwhile, has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of a ‘significant number’ of people.
# bernard phelan
France concerned for health of French-Irish citizen on hunger strike in Iran prison
Phelan, 64, was arrested in October while travelling through a town during protests and has been accused of spreading anti-regime propaganda
Last year
# Looking Back
Emotional Boris Becker relied on 'blood brothers' to protect him in prison
The 55-year-old was deported to Germany after being released last week.
# Blind Justice
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Travellers so overrepresented in prison?
Reporter Michelle Hennessy tells Susan Daly about Noteworthy’s latest project which examined the impact of the justice system on Travellers.
# Investigation
Blind Justice: How prison is leaving Travellers isolated and traumatised
From unfair treatment to overuse of protection regimes, Noteworthy and The Journal investigate inequality in Ireland’s justice system.
From unfair treatment to overuse of protection regimes, Noteworthy and The Journal investigate inequality in Ireland's justice system
Reports of prison staff using anti-Traveller language, with experts saying 'systematic change' and 'accountability' is needed
Traveller Advocate: There is 'structural racism in the criminal justice system'
# Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for 'electoral fraud'
Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the military-built capital Naypyidaw.
# Russia
Kremlin critic Navalny says he is in solitary confinement for starting union in prison
Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest foe, was arrested in January 2021 on returning from Germany.
# mountjoy death
Lessons must be learned from death of Mountjoy prisoner, says McEntee
Robert O’Connor (34) died in hospital yesterday following an assault by a group of other inmates.
# Mountjoy
Gardaí investigating after prisoner 'seriously injured' during Mountjoy Prison incident
The man, aged in his 30s, is currently receiving treatment for serious injuries at the Mater Hospital.
# ww2
Taoiseach pays emotional visit to Singapore prison camp that held his uncle
Micheal Martin’s uncle Philip Martin spent three years interned in the camp during the Second World War.
# Mental Health
Third of UK prisoners show symptoms of 'severe anxiety disorder' due to pandemic
Decreased visiting opportunities were a major issue for most respondents.
# on the run
US murder suspect and jail officer suspected of fleeing together
Authorities have said both individuals are extremely dangerous.
# Looking Back
Arrested rugby star Ferguson details Japan prison nightmare
The player was arrested over an alleged assault and possession of illegal drugs in Tokyo last month.
# Prison reform
Victims to be priority in new parole process, says chief executive
The new Parole Board, which for the first time is fully independent from the Minister for Justice, was launched last August.
# Jean-Luc Brunel
Close associate of Jeffrey Epstein found dead in French prison
Jean-Luc Brunel, in his mid-70s, had been charged with the rape of minors and held in prison since December 2020.
# Yemen
Death toll rises after air strike on Yemen prison
More than 80 people have been killed after the attack in Saada province.
All time
Opinion: Ireland is tarnished by its use of prisons to house the unwanted and mentally ill
Professor Kathleen Lynch says our prison system has too long been used to incarcerate those who have additional needs.
# Prison
Concerns raised over delay in hiring chief executive of new Parole Board
The new Parole Board, which for the first time is fully independent from the Minister for Justice, was launched in August.
# Prison Break
Nine inmates escape after gang rams vehicles into Mexican prison
Authorities said the pre-dawn attack resulted in gunshot wounds to two police officers.
# Deadline
World Cup-winning Bayern Munich star given until 28 October to enter prison
Lucas Hernandez was arrested four years ago for violating a court order.
# Loughan House
Search ongoing for prisoner who absconded in Cavan
It’s understood the prisoner is incarcerated on weapons and drug-related charges.
# Inspector of Prisons
Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine
Freshly released reports also found that prisoners are not being provided with sufficient meaningful human contact.
# Security
'Prison security measures should respect human dignity': Review after solicitor says she was told to remove bra
The Taoiseach has asked the Justice Minister for a report on the matter.
Almost half of criminals released from prison re-offended within a year, new figures show
The number of offenders who go on to reoffend dropped from 54% in 2011 to 48% in 2018.
# Spain
Nine pardoned Catalan leaders walk free from prison
The men were jailed for organising a bid four years ago to make Catalonia an independent republic.
# Vaccines
1,200 inmates receive Covid vaccines as wider roll-out to prisons begins
The vaccinations will be administered by staff from the National Ambulance Service.
# New York
Jeffrey Epstein guards who falsified prison records set to avoid jail
They were charged with lying on prison records to make it seem as though they had made required checks on the financier.
# Prison
Prison watchdog questions use of handcuffs for escorting gravely ill prisoners to hospital
The family of a terminally ill prisoner had expressed concern at the use of handcuffs in bringing him to hospital.
# Court
Woman jailed after being found with thousands of 'depraved' child abuse images
A judge has sentenced the woman to prison for three years.
# Ecuador
At least 75 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots
The military was deployed to help police quell the uprising.
# Anglo Irish Bank
Former Anglo CEO David Drumm released from prison
Drumm was released from Loughan House this morning.
Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful
The Labour senator says any downplaying of the seriousness of sexual assaults in the courts will cause the further regression of social attitudes towards these crimes.
# Report
Covid-19 exposes 'unsafe' failures in prison service – report
Measures were introduced in Irish prisons last year to prevent the spread of the virus.