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New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls
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New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls

May 12th 2014, 12:04 PM 9,355 Views 35 Comments

A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, 223 are still missing.

Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping 'prisoners of war' to international media
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Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping 'prisoners of war' to international media

Apr 27th 2014, 1:09 PM 10,435 Views 187 Comments

The captured men are in Ukraine as part of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe verification team.

Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls
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Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:30 PM 4,260 Views 15 Comments

The minister has charged the the Inspector of Prisons to carry out the investigation.

Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers
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Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers

Apr 2nd 2014, 12:18 PM 3,727 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust have also questioned how the issue of phone recording could remain hidden for four years.

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’
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Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’

Apr 1st 2014, 5:55 PM 12,825 Views 65 Comments

New revelations about recordings have been disclosed by the Taoiseach in the Dáil today.

'Somewhat incredible': Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner
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'Somewhat incredible': Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner

Apr 1st 2014, 4:54 PM 7,571 Views 34 Comments

Gerry Adams added that the government had dealt with the GardaGate controversy with “amazing inefficiency”.

Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements
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Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements

Mar 5th 2014, 8:10 PM 7,244 Views 50 Comments

Today Minister Shatter said a new wing in the prison will be built with capacity for 100 male and 50 female prisoners.

Peter Robinson accused of 'playing the hard man' after saying he won't resign
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Peter Robinson accused of 'playing the hard man' after saying he won't resign

Feb 28th 2014, 8:20 AM 8,363 Views 158 Comments

Peter Robinson has been criticised after withdrawing his threat to resign over the letters given to IRA suspects who were on the run.

Sunbeds, Prince Harry, and Superquinn sausages: The week in numbers
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Sunbeds, Prince Harry, and Superquinn sausages: The week in numbers

Feb 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 15,210 Views 9 Comments

Plus: What percentage of teenagers have received a sexual message online?

64: The number of prisoners escaped since 1996 still at large
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64: The number of prisoners escaped since 1996 still at large

Feb 10th 2014, 9:34 AM 9,172 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Prison Service is in charge of prisoners, but if they abscond gardaí are informed.

Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes
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Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes

Jan 20th 2014, 10:43 PM 15,491 Views 42 Comments

The Director General of the Irish Prison Service Michael Donnellan said the residents were fully consulted about the construction plans for the new prison.

US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay
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US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay

Dec 31st 2013, 3:00 PM 5,451 Views 37 Comments

The three men were sent to Slovakia as a ban remains in place on transferring any inmates to the US for any reason.

11 films released in 2013 that you should really catch up on
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# MOVIE TIME

11 films released in 2013 that you should really catch up on

Dec 26th 2013, 3:00 PM 4,134 Views 1 Comment

If there’s one thing the Christmas break is good for, it’s watching some films.

249 prisoners to be released from Irish jails over Christmas
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249 prisoners to be released from Irish jails over Christmas

Dec 23rd 2013, 5:00 PM 11,811 Views 63 Comments

Just over 6 per cent of Ireland’s prison population will be given varying periods of release from jail over the festive period.

Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’
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Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’

Dec 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 143 Views 26 Comments

The new book, Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy, charts Tom Clonan’s progression from soldier to academic and journalist and offers an honest and vivid account of life on and off duty.

UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm
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UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm

Dec 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,854 Views 10 Comments

That makes women prisoners four times more like to self-harm than their male counterparts.

13 life sentence prisoners were recalled to prison between 2001-2012
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13 life sentence prisoners were recalled to prison between 2001-2012

Dec 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 11,616 Views 38 Comments

The thirteen prisoners had been released from prison early.

Overcrowding at Dóchas women's prison has led to "tension throughout" the centre
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Overcrowding at Dóchas women's prison has led to "tension throughout" the centre

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:19 PM 10,727 Views 65 Comments

The report by Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly found that the centre has consistently operated above its capacity.

"Not all prisoners are suitable for release"- Shatter speaks about parole
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"Not all prisoners are suitable for release"- Shatter speaks about parole

Oct 25th 2013, 11:27 AM 5,423 Views 53 Comments

The Justice Minister said that public safety must be of paramount importance to the planned statutory parole board.

US court takes up appeal on Gitmo force-feeding
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US court takes up appeal on Gitmo force-feeding

Oct 18th 2013, 9:20 PM 6,421 Views 18 Comments

Three Guantanamo detainees want force-feeding banned as they say it is ‘inhumane’.

Prison reports: Improving facilities, some violence and concerns about lock-ups
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Prison reports: Improving facilities, some violence and concerns about lock-ups

Sep 12th 2013, 12:31 PM 5,642 Views 27 Comments

Food, education, solitary confinement and slopping out were among the issues discussed in the reports.

German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College
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German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College

Jul 21st 2013, 9:15 AM 11,291 Views 19 Comments

New radio doc explores life in Templemore for prisoners during WWI: “Prisoners were free to walk to Mass every Sunday and could purchase cigarettes and chocolate.”

Women prisoners line up fashion label
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Women prisoners line up fashion label

Jun 9th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,378 Views 15 Comments

Italy’s biggest prison is launching a not-for-profit brand linked to LVMH luxury giant – and inmates get paid.

Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers - or put them on trial
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Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers - or put them on trial

May 11th 2013, 8:30 AM 7,233 Views 29 Comments

Almost two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike, which entered its fourth month earlier this week.

Committee calls on government to reduce prisoner numbers by one-third
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Committee calls on government to reduce prisoner numbers by one-third

Mar 27th 2013, 3:43 PM 5,578 Views 56 Comments

The committee also recommended that sentences of six months or less for non-violent crimes be replaced with community service orders.

Pussy Riot member taken to hospital
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Pussy Riot member taken to hospital

Feb 1st 2013, 8:09 AM 10,005 Views 15 Comments

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been transferred to hospital for a diagnostic examination.

UN says torture of prisoners in Afghanistan persists
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UN says torture of prisoners in Afghanistan persists

Jan 21st 2013, 10:35 AM 3,702 Views 11 Comments

A report said torture included beatings, electric shock and being hung by the wrist from chains for long periods.

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit
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Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Nov 15th 2012, 3:39 PM 3,201 Views 1 Comment

Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison
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Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:30 PM 30 Views 32 Comments

Our early release system badly needs an overhaul, writes Liam Herrick of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

Call for reforms to ensure "fair and transparent" early release of prisoners
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Call for reforms to ensure "fair and transparent" early release of prisoners

Oct 23rd 2012, 8:50 AM 3,348 Views 38 Comments

The IPRT recommends that a single ‘Early Release Act’ should be enacted to overhaul the current systems of remission, temporary release and parole.

Eight killed in Syrian prison mutiny
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Eight killed in Syrian prison mutiny

Jul 24th 2012, 8:54 AM 1,214 Views 0 Comments

Opposition Syrian National Council claims regime forces opened fire on detainees during a peaceful sit-in protest.

Brothers still missing from Roscommon prison
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Brothers still missing from Roscommon prison

Jul 17th 2012, 9:57 AM 4,361 Views 20 Comments

The two brothers, Vasilea and Toader Feier, left a note in their cell at Castlerea Prison.

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings
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Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

Jul 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,383 Views 9 Comments

Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

May 23rd 2012, 8:04 PM 4,711 Views 0 Comments

Your essential round-up of today’s biggest news, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008
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Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008

May 10th 2012, 9:22 AM 1,220 Views 9 Comments

Thirty-three prisoners are currently listed as absconded, Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter said this week.

Israeli court rejects hunger-strikers' appeal
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Israeli court rejects hunger-strikers' appeal

May 8th 2012, 12:38 PM 944 Views 11 Comments

Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh have been striking for more than 70 days. They are among more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners who are currently on hunger strike.

Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme
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Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme

May 2nd 2012, 9:31 AM 1,837 Views 32 Comments

Minister says he doesn’t foresee any difficulties managing new programme with current probation staff levels.

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of prisoners?
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Poll: Do you agree with the early release of prisoners?

May 1st 2012, 10:02 AM 3,652 Views 61 Comments

The plans for more temporary releases were unveiled by Minister Shatter yesterday. Do you agree with them?