The PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death, as per standard procedure. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Northern Ireland Prison Service has confirmed the death in custody of a prisoner at Maghaberry Prison. A statement on Saturday from the justice d(...)

Stormont Minister Claire Sugden, who says: “Identifying and supporting prisoners with mental health issues remains a high priority for the Northern Ireland Prison Service.” Photograph: Facebook

Stormont Justice Minister Claire Sugden announced a review of vulnerable inmates last month following the deaths of three prisoners within weeks of ea(...)

“It is a sad fact that the prison population includes a significant number of individuals who are highly vulnerable.”  Photograph: istockphoto

A total of 173 prisoners died while serving sentences across the island of Ireland during the last decade. There were 129 deaths in the Republic wh(...)

 Michaella McCollum  (L) has had her bid to be moved to a Northern Ireland  prison approved by Stormont. McCollum was convicted  of smuggling cocaine in Peru in 2013.  Photograph: Reuters

The repatriation of convicted drugs smuggler Michaella McCollum to Northern Ireland from Peru has been approved by Stormont’s justice minister.The ne(...)