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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.

From TheJournal.ie Riot squads were used at least once a day in Portlaoise Prison last year Riots

Riot squads were used at least once a day in Portlaoise Prison last year

A team typically would be made up of five or six wearing riot gear including a helmet and shield.

From TheJournal.ie British Viscount who offered reward for death of Remain campaigner jailed for 12 weeks Gina Miller

British Viscount who offered reward for death of Remain campaigner jailed for 12 weeks

He was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after his conviction on two charges of sending menacing messages.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact' Solitary Confinement

'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'

A change in prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells.

From TheJournal.ie Man breaks out of high-security prison using wire cutters and a drone South Carolina

Man breaks out of high-security prison using wire cutters and a drone

The 46-year-old who was convicted of kidnapping was recaptured at a Texas motel two days later.

From TheJournal.ie Some victims had their throats slit as 28 inmates killed in brutal Mexico prison riot Crime

Some victims had their throats slit as 28 inmates killed in brutal Mexico prison riot

Rioting inmates at the prison slit their rivals’ throats and beat them to death.

From TheJournal.ie Eric Locke appealing life sentence for murdering Sonia Blount Tallaght

Eric Locke appealing life sentence for murdering Sonia Blount

The Dublin man used a fake Facebook profile to lure his ex-girlfriend to a hotel room.

From TheJournal.ie Man who raped ex-wife in dungeon jailed for 13 years London

Man who raped ex-wife in dungeon jailed for 13 years

Police officers believe the woman came under significant pressure from family members to withdraw the allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who lured police to her home with hoax 999 call in bid to kill them jailed for 16 years Explosives This post contains videos

Woman who lured police to her home with hoax 999 call in bid to kill them jailed for 16 years

Christine Connor also used photos of a Swedish model to dupe men online.

From TheJournal.ie Two inmates 'dangerous beyond description' on the run after killing guards Georgia

Two inmates 'dangerous beyond description' on the run after killing guards

“My biggest worry is they’re going to kill somebody else.”

From TheJournal.ie Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked The Full Monty

Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Four dead, including three police officers, in Mexican prison shootout Tamaulipas

Four dead, including three police officers, in Mexican prison shootout

The hours-long gun battle broke out due to a conflict between prisoner factions.

From TheJournal.ie Murders, corruption and crime: The hell of Mexican prisons Warring Cartels

Murders, corruption and crime: The hell of Mexican prisons

Gangs have effective control of cell blocks in some jails and fight among themselves triggering riots, murders and escapes.

From TheJournal.ie Manuel Noriega, infamous dictator toppled by US army, dies aged 83 Panama

Manuel Noriega, infamous dictator toppled by US army, dies aged 83

Noriega ruled the Central American country of Panama between 1983 and 1989 before being deposed by a US military invasion.

From TheJournal.ie Israel gives in to hunger strikers' demands as Palestinian prisoners call off protest Concessions

Israel gives in to hunger strikers' demands as Palestinian prisoners call off protest

The deal was brokered by the Red Cross.

From TheJournal.ie US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle Capital Punishment

US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle

Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.

From TheJournal.ie Rolf Harris to be released from prison tomorrow London

Rolf Harris to be released from prison tomorrow

Harris denies four counts of indecent assault against three teenage girls between 1971 and 1983.

From TheJournal.ie Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers Behind Bars

Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers

There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.

From TheJournal.ie Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin Mountjoy Prison

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner dehydration death erupts into US scandal Wisconsin

Prisoner dehydration death erupts into US scandal

The details of Terrill Thomas’s death have sparked national outrage.

From TheJournal.ie Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs Executions

Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs

The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats Protection

Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

From TheJournal.ie 'Staff who have been seriously assaulted cannot get a conviction': Prison officers call for more support Irish Prison Officers

'Staff who have been seriously assaulted cannot get a conviction': Prison officers call for more support

POA general secretary John Clinton said that reduced staffing levels were increasing the risk for serving officers.

From TheJournal.ie Inmate who escaped from open prison in 2015 returned to custody Loughan House

Inmate who escaped from open prison in 2015 returned to custody

John Paul Duncan was arrested by police in the UK in 2015 and extradited back to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy Assault

Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

From TheJournal.ie Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons Under-18s

Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone will sign a ministerial order as early as this week ending the practice.

From TheJournal.ie US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period Lethal Injection

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period

Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.

From TheJournal.ie Irish MEP: 'Time for Ireland to take legal challenge against Egypt' Ibrahim Halawa

Irish MEP: 'Time for Ireland to take legal challenge against Egypt'

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has now been postponed for the 20th time.

From TheJournal.ie 'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections' Hunger Strike This post contains videos

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'

Lynn Boylan says Halawa has been ‘on hunger strikes on and off’ throughout his detention.

From TheJournal.ie Out  of prison and then back in: This unique US programme aims to break the cycle Reoffenders

Out of prison and then back in: This unique US programme aims to break the cycle

Participants are assigned to work crews and can only advance to more sophisticated job training if they go 60 days without an absence.

From The42 Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered Controversy

Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered

Bruno Fernandes de Souza, a 32-year-old goalkeeper, was convicted of the crime in 2010.