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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.
Woman jailed after being found with thousands of 'depraved' child abuse images
A judge has sentenced the woman to prison for three years.
At least 75 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots
The military was deployed to help police quell the uprising.
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.
Covid-19 exposes 'unsafe' failures in prison service – report
Measures were introduced in Irish prisons last year to prevent the spread of the virus.
HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
Some prison nurses were told they would not be included in the healthcare worker stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.
Man arrested after 'largest ever seizure' of prison contraband destined for Kinahan cartel inmates
The seizure was made at Mountjoy Prison earlier today.
There have been 8 deaths in prison custody to date this year, and 100 deaths in 10 years
The figures to 1 October this year are down on the 15 deaths that occurred in Irish prisons last year.
Harry Maguire set for retrial after appeal against Greek court verdict is accepted
The Manchester United captain was handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days.
Woman becomes first confirmed Covid-19 case in Irish prison system
It is understood the woman has been in quarantine since her incarceration.
Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested
Thirty-seven of the 55 were re-arrested for allegedly committing a range of criminal offences.
'Everyone had to play their part': How Ireland kept Covid-19 out of its prisons
Even with the movement of staff in and out of prisons and some 700 new committals there have been no confirmed cases among inmates.
Nine killed in Peru prison protest against overcrowded conditions during pandemic
Officials said the nine inmates were shot during clashes with authorities.
'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.
Harvey Weinstein transferred to maximum-security prison in upstate New York
The former producer has been sentenced to 23 years in 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.
Prisoners removed after spending night on roof of Mountjoy
Mountjoy senior management have commenced an investigation into the incident.
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.
Man arrested after fellow inmate found strangled to death in Cloverhill Prison
A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Man dies at Cloverhill Prison after incident involving another prisoner
A Garda investigation has been launched.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Woman who held pensioner as slave and forced her to sleep in outhouse jailed in England
The victim, now aged 74, has learning difficulties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison
Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .
'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.
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.
Escaped murderer extradited from Republic to Northern Ireland
Paul Johnston was serving a life sentence when he absconded from prison in 2017.
Investigation launched following fire at Midlands Prison
Early indications suggest faulty wiring was the cause of the blaze.