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From TheJournal.ie Brothers convicted of brutally killing parents nearly 30 years ago reunited in prison Menendez Brothers

Brothers convicted of brutally killing parents nearly 30 years ago reunited in prison

The Menendez brothers are serving life in prison for the murder of their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion in 1989.

From TheJournal.ie Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release Anniversary

Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release

The case sparked a political firestorm when Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee she was in Iran “training journalists”.

From TheJournal.ie Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme Rehabilitation

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme

The woman stole the funds from a financial services firm to help keep her ill husband’s business afloat.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side' Inside Mountjoy

'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side'

TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.

From TheJournal.ie This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like Locked Up

This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like

Have a look inside.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers Diversity

The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers

TheJournal.ie was given access to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons Solitary Confinement

Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons

A new report from the IPRT it says it can have a severe negative effect on prisoners’ mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Manchester attack 'hero' jailed for stealing from victims Chris Parker

Manchester attack 'hero' jailed for stealing from victims

Chris Parker has been sentenced to over four years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Four babies born to women in prison last year Born In Prison

Four babies born to women in prison last year

The seven births in 2017 and 2016 follow no births to mothers in custody in 2015 with three in 2014 and two in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection Mountjoy Prison

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious questions' raised as victims were not told about release of 'black cab rapist' London

'Serious questions' raised as victims were not told about release of 'black cab rapist'

John Worboys was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting several women.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-partner of reality star who was convicted of acid attack caught with mobile phone in prison ARTHUR COLLINS

Ex-partner of reality star who was convicted of acid attack caught with mobile phone in prison

He will be sentenced in relation to the prohibited item on a later date.

From TheJournal.ie This little piece of Alcatraz history was recently sold in an antique shop in Dublin Escape From

This little piece of Alcatraz history was recently sold in an antique shop in Dublin

The names of all escapees of the prison island are in the notebook.

From TheJournal.ie 142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas Irish Prison Service

142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas

Many of the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences.

From TheJournal.ie Granny of protesting inmate lifted up in a hoist to talk him down from prison rooftop Cloverhill Prison

Granny of protesting inmate lifted up in a hoist to talk him down from prison rooftop

Eric Harcourt, aged 22, climbed onto the roof of Cloverhill Prison and remained there for over 12 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Jailed sex offender takes to High Court after being disciplined for criticising victim support group High Court

Jailed sex offender takes to High Court after being disciplined for criticising victim support group

Brian Doolan was convicted and jailed for 12 years, with two suspended in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail Crumlin/drimnagh Feud

Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail

Rattigan successfully appealed against a 2001 murder conviction yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over use of public phone Brawl

Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over use of public phone

The former Paralympic champion is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

From TheJournal.ie Max Clifford has died after suffering heart attack in prison Cambridgeshire

Max Clifford has died after suffering heart attack in prison

The 74-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after collapsing in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years Courts

Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years

The 42-year-old man was aware the 13-year-old boy had recently come out as gay and that he had been a victim of previous sexual abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison Wallet Search

Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison

Cocaine worth €25 was allegedly found when his wallet was searched during a professional visit to the jail.

From TheJournal.ie Man to be extradited in connection with murder of prison officer David Black Dissident Republicans

Man to be extradited in connection with murder of prison officer David Black

Black was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry Prison in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Notorious US killer Charles Manson taken to hospital in California - reports Manson Murders

Notorious US killer Charles Manson taken to hospital in California - reports

Manson was sentenced to death in 1971 for a killing spree that left seven people dead.

From TheJournal.ie 'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder Courts

'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder

66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.

From TheJournal.ie 'It had a devastating impact': Two jailed for acid attack outside London grocery store Prison

'It had a devastating impact': Two jailed for acid attack outside London grocery store

One of the victims lost 20% of his vision as a result of his injuries.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm very happy, it's great': Ibrahim Halawa has arrived home to Dublin Back Home

'I'm very happy, it's great': Ibrahim Halawa has arrived home to Dublin

The Dubliner has been speaking to the media at Terminal 1.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families Visitation

Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families

Overcrowding, nutrition, healthcare and access to mental health services remain as issues for prisons in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize drugs worth estimated €270,000 and arrest four people in Dublin Operation Thor

Gardaí seize drugs worth estimated €270,000 and arrest four people in Dublin

The operation was carried out as part of operation Thor by members of the Divisional Task Force based in Ballymun.

From TheJournal.ie Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison Cloverhill

Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison

Foul play is not suspected in the man’s death.

From TheJournal.ie 'It doesn't make sense to isolate people further': Is prison the best solution to crime in Ireland? Crime And Punishment

'It doesn't make sense to isolate people further': Is prison the best solution to crime in Ireland?

The Law Society’s Human Rights Conference will hear suggestions today for improvements to the criminal justice system.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died Portlaoise

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died

The Inspector of Prisons has said the people who failed in their duties in the man’s care should be held to account.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate Innocent

'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate

Peter Greste – who spent over a year in an Egyptian prison with Halawa – said that it was “wonderful” that he had been released.

From TheJournal.ie No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot Slopping Out

No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot

The High Court ruled that Gary Simpson’s right to privacy was breached.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme Sydney

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for car crash which killed eight people asks High Court to release him from prison Courts

Man jailed for car crash which killed eight people asks High Court to release him from prison

Shaun Kelly was sentenced to eight years in jail with four suspended after a crash that killed eight people in Donegal.

From TheJournal.ie Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release Justice

Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release

Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius brought to hospital complaining of 'chest pains' UNDER OBSERVATION

Oscar Pistorius brought to hospital complaining of 'chest pains'

Pistorius is serving six years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

From TheJournal.ie Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard Mountjoy

Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard

The incident happened at around 11am yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man who collected welfare and fathered child after escaping from open prison to be returned to prison Shelton Abbey

Man who collected welfare and fathered child after escaping from open prison to be returned to prison

Gardaí did not enter the details of the escape on the Pulse system.

From TheJournal.ie 'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close Cairo

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close

The next hearing will be on 25 July.