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From TheJournal.ie Nine killed in Peru prison protest against overcrowded conditions during pandemic Lima

Nine killed in Peru prison protest against overcrowded conditions during pandemic

Officials said the nine inmates were shot during clashes with authorities.

From TheJournal.ie 'An agonising wait': Decision on Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release from prison delayed again Iran

'An agonising wait': Decision on Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release from prison delayed again

The British-Iranian mother has been temporarily freed from Evin Prison in Tehran in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein transferred to maximum-security prison in upstate New York Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein transferred to maximum-security prison in upstate New York

The former producer has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine' Prison

Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'

Alcohol-based sanitiser was banned after prisoners drank a concoction of handwash and prescription drugs in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners removed after spending night on roof of Mountjoy Dublin

Prisoners removed after spending night on roof of Mountjoy

Mountjoy senior management have commenced an investigation into the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated' Annual Report

Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated'

The details of the incident are contained in the Office of Inspector of Prisons 2018 annual report.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after fellow inmate found strangled to death in Cloverhill Prison Cloverhill Prison

Man arrested after fellow inmate found strangled to death in Cloverhill Prison

A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies at Cloverhill Prison after incident involving another prisoner Investigation

Man dies at Cloverhill Prison after incident involving another prisoner

A Garda investigation has been launched.

From TheJournal.ie One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison Richard Huckle

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison

Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children.

From The42 'Some of the generals wanted me executed and that sort of craic' A Rugby Life

'Some of the generals wanted me executed and that sort of craic'

Willie Anderson’s career took him to places far more frightening than the teeth of an All Black haka.

From TheJournal.ie Isis views Ireland as 'somewhere to fundraise rather than attack' Prison

Isis views Ireland as 'somewhere to fundraise rather than attack'

Five people are serving prison sentences in Ireland for convictions related to Islamist extremism offences, according to a new report.

From TheJournal.ie US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver Lawsuit

US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver

After almost six hours of labour, Diana Sanchez gave birth to a boy.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who held pensioner as slave and forced her to sleep in outhouse jailed in England Maria Miller

Woman who held pensioner as slave and forced her to sleep in outhouse jailed in England

The victim, now aged 74, has learning difficulties.

From TheJournal.ie Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his suicide Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his suicide

Lawyers representing women who claim they were sexually abused by Epstein have vowed to go after his assets.

From TheJournal.ie Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison Released

Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison

The former sports journalist was jailed for the sexual exploitation and defilement of a child.

From TheJournal.ie Two prison guards put on leave after Jeffrey Epstein's death New York

Two prison guards put on leave after Jeffrey Epstein's death

The convicted paedophile was found dead in a prison cell in New York at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Brazilian prisoner who tried to escape disguised as daughter found dead in his cell Clauvino Da Silva

Brazilian prisoner who tried to escape disguised as daughter found dead in his cell

Clauvino da Silva tried to walk out the front door of a Rio de Janeiro jail at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Putin-critic Alexei Navalny sent back to prison after suspicious 'allergic reaction' Opposition Leader

Putin-critic Alexei Navalny sent back to prison after suspicious 'allergic reaction'

Alexei Navalny is serving a 30-day sentence for calling a mass protest in Moscow.

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 Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison Joaquin Guzman

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

From TheJournal.ie Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year Probation Service

Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year

The 2018 annual report of the Probation Service is published today.

From TheJournal.ie Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents Wisconsin

Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents

Jake Patterson (21) pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison Freed

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison

Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .

From TheJournal.ie 'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone Prison

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone

The POA said prison officers are dealing with assaults on a daily basis.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn Criminal

Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn

The prison population in Ireland has seen the number of inmates rise by hundreds in Irish prisons over the past three years.

From TheJournal.ie Escaped murderer extradited from Republic to Northern Ireland Paul Johnston

Escaped murderer extradited from Republic to Northern Ireland

Paul Johnston was serving a life sentence when he absconded from prison in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched following fire at Midlands Prison Fire

Investigation launched following fire at Midlands Prison

Early indications suggest faulty wiring was the cause of the blaze.

From TheJournal.ie 'Radicalised' inmate shot and detained after slashing guards in French prison attack Michael Chiolo

'Radicalised' inmate shot and detained after slashing guards in French prison attack

The raid also left prisoner Michael Chiolo’s visiting partner fatally wounded.

From TheJournal.ie Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law Prison Education

Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law

“It is not just someone banging on about the law for an hour, there are lesson plans in place.”

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 Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018 Óglaigh Na HÉireann

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018

There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.

From TheJournal.ie Couple who named their son after Hitler sentenced to prison for membership of banned right-wing group Birmingham

Couple who named their son after Hitler sentenced to prison for membership of banned right-wing group

The pair were members of the banned group National Action.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the new Violence Reduction Unit at the Midlands Prison - designed for the nation's most violent criminals Violence Reduction
From TheJournal.ie Man (37) who killed nephew's friend sentenced to 9 years in prison Tramore

Man (37) who killed nephew's friend sentenced to 9 years in prison

The victim’s brother told the court that his family took no comfort knowing that Michael O’Dwyer died “afraid and alone”.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of attacking Sean Cox tells court he 'made friends' with Liverpool fans in prison Anfield

Man accused of attacking Sean Cox tells court he 'made friends' with Liverpool fans in prison

21-year-old Filippo Lombardi has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on the 53-year-old Irishman.

From TheJournal.ie Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland Mental Health

Men account for eight in 10 suicides in Ireland

The overall rate of suicide deaths has decreased in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Freddie Thompson moved to protective custody after row with another killer Kinahan Hutch Feud

Freddie Thompson moved to protective custody after row with another killer

He is serving life for the feud murder of Daithí Douglas.

From TheJournal.ie British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release Iran

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release

She is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition – a charge she has always denied.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates Pastoral Care

Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates

There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines Justice

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines

More than 2,000 people were sent to prison for failure to pay a court-imposed fine last year.

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