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#Prison

From TheJournal.ie US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection Addiction

US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection

Expert opinion on the drug is mixed but a study showed users had a lower rate of relapse after the injection.

From TheJournal.ie 60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped Crime Gangs

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped

Officials say it’s the biggest prison massacre ever to take place in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies State Papers

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies

An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of prisoners are in some form of training Prisoners

Over half of prisoners are in some form of training

The services are available to all in the prison system.

From TheJournal.ie 'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016 Locked Up

'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016

Ten Irish people were sent to prison in the US this year, there were seven new cases in Australia and six in France.

From TheJournal.ie 60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent Fires

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

From TheJournal.ie Laois man who raped and brutally beat his wife jailed for five years Sexual Assault

Laois man who raped and brutally beat his wife jailed for five years

The man told gardaí he “flipped” because the woman accused him of being “needy”.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners' Leon Wright

'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'

‘It is a mark of true sincerity, therefore, for politicians to take up unpopular causes like that of Leon Wright,’ writes author Frankie Gaffney.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer Leon Wright

Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer Exclusive

Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.

From TheJournal.ie Crackdown on outstanding warrants results in 50 arrests Arrests

Crackdown on outstanding warrants results in 50 arrests

Many repeat offenders were placed in prison following the operation.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner seriously injured and hospitalised after stabbing at Mountjoy Investigation

Prisoner seriously injured and hospitalised after stabbing at Mountjoy

The man received serious stab wounds and cuts to the face.

From TheJournal.ie Two prisoners escape from London prison Pentonville

Two prisoners escape from London prison

It’s understood that the two men left mannequins in their beds.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail Philippines

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail

The president of the Philippines has been waging a bloody war on drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Eight men jailed for combined 96 years for child sexual exploitation of three girls Rotherham

Eight men jailed for combined 96 years for child sexual exploitation of three girls

The four-week trial recalled years of sexual abuse against the young girls in Rotherham.

From TheJournal.ie Man found guilty of murdering fellow prison inmate after row over TV channels Cork Prison

Man found guilty of murdering fellow prison inmate after row over TV channels

The four day trial heard that Brian Veale stabbed Graham Johnson in the kitchen of Cork Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels Courts

Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels

Brian Veale has pleaded not guilty to murdering Graham Johnson at Cork Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?

Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.

From TheJournal.ie Seven beheaded and six burned to death as 25 prisoners killed in Brazilian prison riot Boa Vista

Seven beheaded and six burned to death as 25 prisoners killed in Brazilian prison riot

The bloodshed began when inmates of one wing of the Agricola de Monte Cristo prison broke into another wing.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner facing discipline after breaking out onto roof of Cloverhill prison Rooftop Breakout

Prisoner facing discipline after breaking out onto roof of Cloverhill prison

The incident happened this evening at about 5.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie Convicted drug dealer denies calling prison officer "a dog" High Court Challenge

Convicted drug dealer denies calling prison officer "a dog"

Patrick Irwin is serving at 10-year term at Mountjoy Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison Redemption

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison

Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.

From TheJournal.ie Rio police say all information from ticket touting investigation will be passed to court on Thursday Brazil

Rio police say all information from ticket touting investigation will be passed to court on Thursday

Kevin Mallon from THG is due to give new testimony to police today. Both men deny any wrongdoing.

From TheJournal.ie Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health Rio De Janeiro

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health

He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.

From TheJournal.ie Squatters in disused Dublin prison could face jail over contempt of court Debtors' Prison

Squatters in disused Dublin prison could face jail over contempt of court

The squatters had been told to leave the premises by midnight last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison Five Years Of War

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison

Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.

From TheJournal.ie Yorkshire Ripper, who murdered 13 women, may move from psychiatric hospital to prison Peter Sutcliffe

Yorkshire Ripper, who murdered 13 women, may move from psychiatric hospital to prison

He was given 20 life sentences in 1981.

From TheJournal.ie Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man Virginia

Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man

The ex-officer, Stephen Rankin, shot 18-year-old William Chapman in the face and chest outside a Wal-Mart store last year.

From TheJournal.ie Three convicted murderers were out on temporary release last week Prison

Three convicted murderers were out on temporary release last week

In total, 10% of the prison population was out last Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner Discrimination

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner

Criticisms are contained in a report into the death of a 65-year-old man at the prison last year.

From TheJournal.ie Chelsea Manning attempted to take her own life, legal team confirms Wikileaks

Chelsea Manning attempted to take her own life, legal team confirms

Manning’s legal team say she will be kept under close observation for several weeks.

From TheJournal.ie South East Asian crime gang selling drugs from 'upmarket Belfast apartment' PSNI

South East Asian crime gang selling drugs from 'upmarket Belfast apartment'

The drugs were posted into Northern Ireland from Spain and then re-distributed across the North and in Britain.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage boy jailed in London after setting friends up for knife-point burglary UK

Teenage boy jailed in London after setting friends up for knife-point burglary

“He took advantage of this friendship and put his victims through an awful ordeal.”

From TheJournal.ie Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection On The Inside

Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection

A visiting committee described the situation in Cloverhill prison in particular as a “logistical nightmare”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your weekend.

From TheJournal.ie French mother who left her baby to die on a winter beach jailed for 20 years Baby Adelaide

French mother who left her baby to die on a winter beach jailed for 20 years

Fabienne Kabou had blamed the killing on “witchcraft”.

From TheJournal.ie Garda awarded €17.5k after being “viciously” attacked by prisoner Dublin

Garda awarded €17.5k after being “viciously” attacked by prisoner

The prisoner, a drug abuser, has since died.

From TheJournal.ie Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State Prison

Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State

An inmate who held another hostage in a cell was given a three and a half year sentence today.

From TheJournal.ie Man who tried to smuggle drugs into prison fell asleep on the toilet while passing them Cloverhill

Man who tried to smuggle drugs into prison fell asleep on the toilet while passing them

The man was the subject of threats when it emerged he was on compassionate leave.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 young Irish adults spend 23 hours a day in a cell like this Lockup

Over 100 young Irish adults spend 23 hours a day in a cell like this

Young adults are overrepresented in the prison population.

From TheJournal.ie Locked up for years for stealing a handkerchief - Delving into Spike Island's dark past Ireland's Alcatraz

Locked up for years for stealing a handkerchief - Delving into Spike Island's dark past

The prison was intended only as a temporary response to increased criminality during the famine, but remained open for 36 years.