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#Prisoners

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn Criminal

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,400 cases of prisoners sleeping on mattresses on floors in past three months Three Thousand Nights

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare Prisoners

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Many prisoners on Spike Island may have been from 'black spots of disadvantage' Cork

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

Spike Island initially became a convict depot in 1847.

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year Court Fines

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years Interest Free

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families Visitation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'People we recruit from prison are on average more loyal, more honest and stay with us for longer' Hiring Ex Prisoners

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

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

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

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

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

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 Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of a Bali jail Escape

Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of a Bali jail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Officer hospitalised with knife wounds after intervening in prison attack Portlaoise

Officer hospitalised with knife wounds after intervening in prison attack

The officer intervened in a shiv attack on an inmate.

From TheJournal.ie Ramen noodles are replacing cigarettes as currency among prisoners in US jails Jailhouse Wok

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 15 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay as Obama seeks to close facility Transfers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish prisons need to have a better plan for released inmates On The Outside

Irish prisons need to have a better plan for released inmates

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

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 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 '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 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 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 Whoops: Over 3,000 US prisoners mistakenly freed early Computer Glitch

Whoops: Over 3,000 US prisoners mistakenly freed early

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger Assaults

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison TheJoy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them Education

Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them

“Prison is about network-building and if those on the inside aren’t educated, this will foster more crime on the outside.”

From TheJournal.ie Cloverhill inmates coaxed down from prison roof with snack boxes Hunger Strikes

Cloverhill inmates coaxed down from prison roof with snack boxes

Negotiators spoke with the prisoners for over 12 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Cloverhill riot: Prisoners injured, two climb onto roof Injured Inmates

Cloverhill riot: Prisoners injured, two climb onto roof

Officers in riot gear were sent to deal with the protest, after attempts to resolve it via negotiation failed.

From TheJournal.ie Manhunt underway for escaped prisoner Investigation

Manhunt underway for escaped prisoner

Two men escaped but one has been recaptured.

From TheJournal.ie Sex offenders will be electronically tagged, just not yet Prisoners

Sex offenders will be electronically tagged, just not yet

At present there is no provision in the Act for the electronic tagging of sex offenders.

From TheJournal.ie These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons Dangerous

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins tells women prisoners: 'I never underestimate how difficult the time you spend here can be' Prison Life

President Higgins tells women prisoners: 'I never underestimate how difficult the time you spend here can be'

“Your opinions and views matter and your voices should be heard,” he said.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner stabbed in head with 'sharpened spoon' in serious condition Wheatfield

Prisoner stabbed in head with 'sharpened spoon' in serious condition

The prisoner lost a huge amount of blood in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie This TD thinks new prison visiting rules are "incredibly sinister" Not A Free For All

This TD thinks new prison visiting rules are "incredibly sinister"

The Irish Prison Service isn’t quite sure what he’s on about though…

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