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Almost half of criminals released from prison re-offended within a year, new figures show
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Almost half of criminals released from prison re-offended within a year, new figures show

Jun 25th 2021, 1:51 PM 13,850 Views 46 Comments

The number of offenders who go on to reoffend dropped from 54% in 2011 to 48% in 2018.

Prison watchdog questions use of handcuffs for escorting gravely ill prisoners to hospital
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Prison watchdog questions use of handcuffs for escorting gravely ill prisoners to hospital

Apr 18th 2021, 12:50 PM 19,097 Views 38 Comments

The family of a terminally ill prisoner had expressed concern at the use of handcuffs in bringing him to hospital.

Three prisoners test positive for Covid-19 at Midlands Prison
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Three prisoners test positive for Covid-19 at Midlands Prison

Feb 17th 2021, 7:50 PM 14,866 Views 7 Comments

The Irish Prison Service and Midlands Prison management have decided to test all prisoners for Covid-19.

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
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HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear

Jan 16th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,948 Views 20 Comments

Some prison nurses were told they would not be included in the healthcare worker stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.

Three prisoners in Portlaoise and Mountjoy test positive for Covid-19
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Three prisoners in Portlaoise and Mountjoy test positive for Covid-19

Jan 12th 2021, 7:58 AM 14,998 Views 12 Comments

The prison service is making arrangements for mass testing of prisoners and staff in both locations.

51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year
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51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year

Aug 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 26,572 Views 36 Comments

The total figure is a decrease from 465 people in January 2014.

Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'
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Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'

Mar 16th 2020, 10:46 AM 30,742 Views 37 Comments

Alcohol-based sanitiser was banned after prisoners drank a concoction of handwash and prescription drugs in 2014.

Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures
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Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures

Mar 9th 2020, 2:48 PM 41,494 Views 30 Comments

Family visits were restricted to prevent transmission in prisons, causing increased tensions.

Prisoners removed after spending night on roof of Mountjoy
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Prisoners removed after spending night on roof of Mountjoy

Dec 24th 2019, 11:12 AM 24,549 Views 39 Comments

Mountjoy senior management have commenced an investigation into the incident.

Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn
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Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn

May 2nd 2019, 8:48 AM 16,214 Views 60 Comments

The prison population in Ireland has seen the number of inmates rise by hundreds in Irish prisons over the past three years.

Over €100k paid out in compensation to two families of prisoners who died from self-inflicted injuries
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Over €100k paid out in compensation to two families of prisoners who died from self-inflicted injuries

Mar 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,127 Views 22 Comments

That’s according to documents provided to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Over 3,400 cases of prisoners sleeping on mattresses on floors in past three months
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Over 3,400 cases of prisoners sleeping on mattresses on floors in past three months

Feb 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 16,945 Views 61 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan said his officials are always working to try to reduce overcrowding.

'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare
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'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare

Nov 17th 2018, 9:00 PM 23,038 Views 30 Comments

The posters use archive photographs and historical information about Irish prisons.

Many prisoners on Spike Island may have been from 'black spots of disadvantage'
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Many prisoners on Spike Island may have been from 'black spots of disadvantage'

Sep 7th 2018, 6:01 AM 13,568 Views 8 Comments

Spike Island initially became a convict depot in 1847.

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year
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Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,092 Views 26 Comments

The latest figures shows there has been a significant drop in the number of imprisonments following new legislation.

Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years
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Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years

Nov 14th 2017, 4:14 PM 32,274 Views 85 Comments

The loans were given for a number of reasons, including the purchases of games consoles.

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

Oct 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,932 Views 47 Comments

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

'People we recruit from prison are on average more loyal, more honest and stay with us for longer'
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'People we recruit from prison are on average more loyal, more honest and stay with us for longer'

Oct 1st 2017, 10:00 PM 34,238 Views 20 Comments

The UK’s leading employer of people with convictions says there can be huge benefits in hiring ex-prisoners.

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

Sep 13th 2017, 12:43 PM 18,269 Views 45 Comments

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

The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year
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The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year

Jul 17th 2017, 9:09 PM 16,352 Views 25 Comments

Prison Officer Association’s president Stephen Delaney said that the Dochas centre “is a very challenging environment” for his members.

'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'
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'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'

Jul 9th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,815 Views 31 Comments

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

Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of a Bali jail
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Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of a Bali jail

Jun 19th 2017, 3:35 PM 19,431 Views 15 Comments

One of the men was due to be released within months.

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

Jun 14th 2017, 9:03 AM 31,921 Views 18 Comments

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

Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked
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Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked

Jun 14th 2017, 7:58 AM 16,477 Views 45 Comments

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

Seventeen prisoners shot dead following mass breakout in a Papua New Guinea prison
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Seventeen prisoners shot dead following mass breakout in a Papua New Guinea prison

May 15th 2017, 8:09 AM 11,332 Views 10 Comments

Jails in Papua New Guinea are often overcrowded and conditions are poor.

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

Jan 2nd 2017, 9:00 PM 15,743 Views 17 Comments

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

Over half of prisoners are in some form of training
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Over half of prisoners are in some form of training

Dec 30th 2016, 7:30 AM 6,393 Views 12 Comments

The services are available to all in the prison system.

Assaults on prison staff cost the state around €26 million over seven years
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Assaults on prison staff cost the state around €26 million over seven years

Nov 24th 2016, 5:00 PM 7,549 Views 67 Comments

It found that 3% of prison staff (93 people) were directly assaulted by prisoners in 2015.

Officer hospitalised with knife wounds after intervening in prison attack
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Officer hospitalised with knife wounds after intervening in prison attack

Oct 15th 2016, 4:40 PM 17,359 Views 18 Comments

The officer intervened in a shiv attack on an inmate.

Ramen noodles are replacing cigarettes as currency among prisoners in US jails
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Ramen noodles are replacing cigarettes as currency among prisoners in US jails

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:51 PM 15,432 Views 15 Comments

A study suggests noodles are “the most valuable US prison commodity.”

15 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay as Obama seeks to close facility
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15 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay as Obama seeks to close facility

Aug 16th 2016, 7:26 AM 9,594 Views 20 Comments

Once transferred, former inmates are usually freed subject to supervision and undergoing rehabilitation programs.

Irish prisons need to have a better plan for released inmates
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Irish prisons need to have a better plan for released inmates

Jun 24th 2016, 11:27 PM 10,077 Views 33 Comments

A new prisons report is concerned with homelessness and re-offending among new releases.

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter
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Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter

Mar 16th 2016, 2:40 PM 17,173 Views 23 Comments

The men were arrested hours after their great escape.

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?
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Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?

Feb 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,337 Views 45 Comments

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.

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

Feb 2nd 2016, 10:55 AM 18,991 Views 72 Comments

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

These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners
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These are the countries that imprison the most foreigners

Jan 28th 2016, 6:03 AM 26,351 Views 30 Comments

There are around 1,200 Irish nationals imprisoned abroad.

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

Jan 10th 2016, 10:00 PM 63,011 Views 39 Comments

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.

Whoops: Over 3,000 US prisoners mistakenly freed early
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Whoops: Over 3,000 US prisoners mistakenly freed early

Dec 24th 2015, 2:27 PM 12,199 Views 6 Comments

“Frankly, it is maddening,” the governor of Washington state said.

Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger
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Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger

Nov 29th 2015, 7:30 AM 26,811 Views 41 Comments

So far this year there have been more than 50 assaults by prisoners on staff.

Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison
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Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison

Nov 8th 2015, 7:30 AM 20,711 Views 26 Comments

“Prison is a dangerous spot, if you’re weak you won’t last.”

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