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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.

From TheJournal.ie '1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison Human Rights

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial is expected to take place at the end of June, nearly three years after he was imprisoned.

From TheJournal.ie Driver in 'micro-sleep' who killed woman and injured her baby sentenced to two years Balbriggan

Driver in 'micro-sleep' who killed woman and injured her baby sentenced to two years

The judge said he was imposing the prison term “to send a message” to drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo Jailed

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo

She has been taken to the Dóchas Centre women’s prison where she is expected to spend ten days.

From TheJournal.ie Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist Portlaoise

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist

The matter is the subject of a Garda investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Eight life sentences for convicted paedophile who raped his girlfriend and her mother Court

Eight life sentences for convicted paedophile who raped his girlfriend and her mother

The man cannot be named to protect the women’s identities.

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick killer found unresponsive in cell was under 'special observation' Suspected Overdose

Limerick killer found unresponsive in cell was under 'special observation'

Gary Campion is serving two life sentences for murders carried out in 2002 and 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Israel frees youngest female Palestinian prisoner West Bank

Israel frees youngest female Palestinian prisoner

The 12-year-old girl confessed to planning a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

From TheJournal.ie 'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving' Reflections From Inside

'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving'

Kris Caudilla is serving 15 years in prison after he slammed into a car and killed a police officer in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa transferred prisons and is not missing Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa transferred prisons and is not missing

It was earlier reported that he had been moved and his family were unaware of his whereabouts.

From TheJournal.ie Australian teen prisoner 'carved Isis symbol into his cellmate's forehead' Eye For An Eye

Australian teen prisoner 'carved Isis symbol into his cellmate's forehead'

New South Wales Corrections Minister David Elliott said he was outraged by the alleged attack.

From TheJournal.ie Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter Prison Break This post contains videos

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter

The men were arrested hours after their great escape.

From TheJournal.ie Murderer on the loose after absconding from jail in Wicklow Shelton Abbey

Murderer on the loose after absconding from jail in Wicklow

Gardaí are asking for the public’s assistance in tracking 51-year-old Frederick Lee.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for 13 years for "religiously offensive" Facebook post Pakistan

Man jailed for 13 years for "religiously offensive" Facebook post

25-year-old Rizwan Haider has been convicted in an anti-terrorism court of three charges after he supposedly published a post referring to the Prophet Mohammed.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners can vote - so why don't they? Disenfranchised

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?

The voting ban in British prisons has been a source of controversy, but here, just one in five who register decide to fill in their ballot papers.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what these teens would change to make Ireland a better place Disenfranchised

Here's what these teens would change to make Ireland a better place

Ahead of the election TheJournal.ie spoke to six Irish teenagers about what they want for the country over the next four years.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama is really trying to close Guantanamo Bay prison War On Terrorism

Barack Obama is really trying to close Guantanamo Bay prison

“This is about closing a chapter in history,” the US President said today.

From TheJournal.ie After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life Freedom

After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life

Of her first 29 months in jail, Hailey served about 27 alone in a 6-by-10-foot cell, with a bed, a toilet and a few books to pass the time.

From TheJournal.ie Spanish councillor faces year in prison for 2011 topless protest Madrid

Spanish councillor faces year in prison for 2011 topless protest

27-year-old Rita Maestre went on trial for her role in the protest when she was still a university student.

From TheJournal.ie Former army private jailed for six years for attempted rape at his home Courts

Former army private jailed for six years for attempted rape at his home

28-year-old Bernard Fleming had pleaded not guilty to the attempted rape which happened after he met the victim outside an early house in Dublin in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie 'They think you are a poof and they prey on you' Lgbt In Prison

'They think you are a poof and they prey on you'

A new report documents the experiences of LGBT people in prison, an “invisible population”.

From TheJournal.ie Student jailed for 11 months for wrecking holiday home on St Patrick's Day Courts

Student jailed for 11 months for wrecking holiday home on St Patrick's Day

The judge said he had no choice but to impose a custodial sentence.

From TheJournal.ie These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners Locked Up

These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners

There are around 1,200 Irish nationals imprisoned abroad.

From TheJournal.ie The man behind the 1985 bombing of a 747 off Cork has left prison Air India Disaster

The man behind the 1985 bombing of a 747 off Cork has left prison

329 people died in the bombing. Inderjit Singh Reyat is the only person ever to be convicted of the atrocity.

From TheJournal.ie Search continues for inmates who made 'sophisticated' and daring prison escape Maximum Security

Search continues for inmates who made 'sophisticated' and daring prison escape

The men cut, crawled, climbed and rappelled their way to freedom.

From TheJournal.ie Man who cut off businessman's penis among three to escape maximum-security prison Prison Break

Man who cut off businessman's penis among three to escape maximum-security prison

The men escaped during a disturbance in the prison.

From TheJournal.ie Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters Freed

Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters

The incident began after two Navy patrol boats drifted into Iranian territory late yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie When life means life: 'All I went for was a few bob. I hadn't it in mind at all to kill her' Lifers

When life means life: 'All I went for was a few bob. I hadn't it in mind at all to kill her'

Through the Freedom of Information Act, TheJournal.ie discovered there are just three men who have been imprisoned for over 40 years for murders committed back in the 1960s and 1970s.

From TheJournal.ie Two men charged over prisoner's violent escape from Tallaght Hospital Derek Brockwell

Two men charged over prisoner's violent escape from Tallaght Hospital

Derek Brockwell stabbed two prison officers in the escape last February.

From TheJournal.ie British man detained in Kyrgyzstan after comparing local delicacy to a horse penis Chuchuk