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

Jul 3rd 2020, 8:00 PM 14,097 Views 4 Comments

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

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 19,095 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Feb 2nd 2018, 2:20 PM 9,097 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Jan 18th 2018, 10:14 AM 14,233 Views 67 Comments

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

'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 12,816 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Sep 20th 2016, 3:03 PM 15,756 Views 0 Comments

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

Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected
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Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected

Sep 15th 2016, 5:34 PM 8,665 Views 0 Comments

The case was heard in court today.

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

Feb 21st 2016, 8:30 AM 36,828 Views 44 Comments

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.

US prisoner freed after 43 years in solitary confinement
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US prisoner freed after 43 years in solitary confinement

Feb 20th 2016, 2:53 PM 39,940 Views 68 Comments

Human rights organisations had condemned the sentencing of Albert Woodfox.

Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine
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Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine

Aug 13th 2015, 6:49 PM 22,000 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Jun 9th 2015, 8:03 AM 27,857 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Feb 18th 2015, 9:05 AM 31,851 Views 73 Comments

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

Almost 250 inmates in Irish prisons separated from general population
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Almost 250 inmates in Irish prisons separated from general population

Dec 26th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,355 Views 8 Comments

The largest number on restricted regime was in Wheatfield Prison.

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

Nov 4th 2014, 7:05 AM 15,754 Views 57 Comments

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

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out
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More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

May 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 9,451 Views 95 Comments

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

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

Feb 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 6,213 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jul 23rd 2013, 6:01 PM 5,502 Views 54 Comments

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

Column: Prisoners - pity about them?
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Column: Prisoners - pity about them?

Oct 24th 2011, 7:40 PM 115 Views 35 Comments

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.

UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment
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UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment

Oct 19th 2011, 1:18 PM 352 Views 7 Comments

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”.