# prisoners - Tuesday 3 December, 2013
The report by Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly found that the centre has consistently operated above its capacity.
# prisoners - Friday 25 October, 2013
The Justice Minister said that public safety must be of paramount importance to the planned statutory parole board.
# prisoners - Friday 18 October, 2013
Three Guantanamo detainees want force-feeding banned as they say it is ‘inhumane’.
# prisoners - Thursday 12 September, 2013
Food, education, solitary confinement and slopping out were among the issues discussed in the reports.
# prisoners - Sunday 21 July, 2013
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.”
# prisoners - Sunday 9 June, 2013
Italy’s biggest prison is launching a not-for-profit brand linked to LVMH luxury giant – and inmates get paid.
# prisoners - Saturday 11 May, 2013
Almost two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike, which entered its fourth month earlier this week.
# prisoners - Wednesday 27 March, 2013
The committee also recommended that sentences of six months or less for non-violent crimes be replaced with community service orders.
# prisoners - Friday 1 February, 2013
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been transferred to hospital for a diagnostic examination.
# prisoners - Monday 21 January, 2013
A report said torture included beatings, electric shock and being hung by the wrist from chains for long periods.
# prisoners - Thursday 15 November, 2012
Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.
# prisoners - Tuesday 23 October, 2012
Our early release system badly needs an overhaul, writes Liam Herrick of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.
The IPRT recommends that a single ‘Early Release Act’ should be enacted to overhaul the current systems of remission, temporary release and parole.
# prisoners - Tuesday 24 July, 2012
Opposition Syrian National Council claims regime forces opened fire on detainees during a peaceful sit-in protest.
# prisoners - Tuesday 17 July, 2012
The two brothers, Vasilea and Toader Feier, left a note in their cell at Castlerea Prison.
# prisoners - Thursday 5 July, 2012
Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.
# prisoners - Wednesday 23 May, 2012
Your essential round-up of today’s biggest news, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.
# prisoners - Thursday 10 May, 2012
Thirty-three prisoners are currently listed as absconded, Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter said this week.
# prisoners - Tuesday 8 May, 2012
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.
# prisoners - Wednesday 2 May, 2012
Minister says he doesn’t foresee any difficulties managing new programme with current probation staff levels.
# prisoners - Tuesday 1 May, 2012
The plans for more temporary releases were unveiled by Minister Shatter yesterday. Do you agree with them?
# prisoners - Thursday 26 April, 2012
The annual conference of the Prison Officers Association takes place this week. Last night its president said that there is a “serious problem” with gangs within the prison system.
# prisoners - Saturday 21 April, 2012
“There is terrible inequality in the Irish justice system, where the rights of victims of homicide and their families constantly fall by the wayside,” say AdVIC.
One prisoner absconded in 2004 while another escaped in 2010.
# prisoners - Sunday 8 April, 2012
The Minister for Justice has said the planned temporary release of certain prisoners helps the “gradual reintegration” of criminals into society.
# prisoners - Wednesday 22 February, 2012
World Cup organisers are using the 2014 tournament to help Brazil’s jobless find employment.
# prisoners - Monday 30 January, 2012
Ex-British spy George Blake was sentenced to 42 years in prison after being convicted of spying for the Soviets during the Cold War.
# prisoners - Sunday 29 January, 2012
Hundreds have used wire or coarse twine to sew their lips together, in what they say is a protest at poor living conditions.
# prisoners - Friday 27 January, 2012
# prisoners - Thursday 5 January, 2012
Gardaí have been notified after the two inmates failed to return to their institutions.
# prisoners - Thursday 29 December, 2011
The Syrian government released 755 prisoners yesterday who had been detained over the past nine months of unrest. Meanwhile, observers toured Homs to see whether authorities were complying with a plan to stop the bloodshed.
# prisoners - Sunday 25 December, 2011
Nine things to know this Christmas morning…
# prisoners - Thursday 22 December, 2011
The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.
# prisoners - Tuesday 29 November, 2011
The number of prisoners on 23-hour lock up has dropped from 250 in January 2010 to 178 this year. However, the Irish Penal Reform Trust says this number is still too high.
# prisoners - Friday 25 November, 2011
Six prisoners barricaded themselves into the holding area of the courthouse and refused to come out.
# prisoners - Monday 7 November, 2011
There are currently almost 5,000 prisoners in Irish prisons, and the Irish Penal Reform trust says the Government should focus on making prison conditions better: not building more prisons.
# prisoners - Wednesday 19 October, 2011
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”.
# prisoners - Sunday 16 October, 2011
The four were living in a boiler room. It’s thought that they were victims of social security fraud.
# prisoners - Tuesday 11 October, 2011
However, it’s not clear how many political prisoners will be among those released under the amnesty.
# prisoners - Tuesday 20 September, 2011
Eamon Gilmore says he’ll take the United States’ word that its Air Force did not carry prisoners of war through Shannon.