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#Solitary Confinement

From TheJournal.ie Your evening longread: Solitary confinement in a Texas women's prison Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Solitary confinement in a Texas women's prison

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

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 Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons Solitary Confinement

Report calls for an end to solitary confinement in Irish prisons

A new report from the IPRT it says it can have a severe negative effect on prisoners’ mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection Mountjoy Prison

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

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 Teenage boy held in 'lock-up for 24 hours without even a shirt on his back' Oberstown

Teenage boy held in 'lock-up for 24 hours without even a shirt on his back'

The High Court was told today alleged confinement at the youth detention centre stems from what can only be described as a riot.

From TheJournal.ie Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected Court

Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected

The case was heard in court 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 US prisoner freed after 43 years in solitary confinement Albert Woodfox

US prisoner freed after 43 years in solitary confinement

Human rights organisations had condemned the sentencing of Albert Woodfox.

From TheJournal.ie Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine Solitary Confinement

Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine

The former US army soldier is serving a 35-year military prison sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Inmate who spent over 40 years in solitary confinement at a US prison to be freed The Hole

Inmate who spent over 40 years in solitary confinement at a US prison to be freed

Albert Woodfox was placed in solitary in 1972 when charged in the death of a prison guard.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement Prison

Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement

The High Court decided that Daniel McDonnell’s constitutional rights were breached.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 250 inmates in Irish prisons separated from general population Solitary

Almost 250 inmates in Irish prisons separated from general population

The largest number on restricted regime was in Wheatfield Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Woman jailed for a year... for trying to attend a volleyball match Convicted

Woman jailed for a year... for trying to attend a volleyball match

Women are also banned from football matches in Iran, with officials saying this is to protect them from lewd behaviour among male fans.

From TheJournal.ie More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out Irish Prison Service

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.

From TheJournal.ie Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months Prison

Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months

Irish prisons are attempting to limit the use of restrictive regimes.

From TheJournal.ie Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement Solitary Confinement

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement

The Irish Penal Reform Trust said today that extended periods of isolation can cause harm to prisoners’ mental health and make rehabilitation impossible.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Prisoners - pity about them? Opinion

Column: Prisoners - pity about them?

This week, TheJournal.ie’s regular columnist Lisa McInerney says rehabilitation and dignity for prisoners isn’t an issue for bleeding heart lefties: it’s for our own protection when they get out.

From TheJournal.ie UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment Solitary

UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment

The UN’s lead investigator on torture has called using solitary confinement as a punishment “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” – which can amount to “torture”.