Fergal Black

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‘We don’t buy the versions currently on the market, we buy second-hand versions that we ensure that any ability to operate wifi or to engage online is decommissioned’. Photograph: iStock

Prison authorities are sourcing older, second-hand models of games consoles to prevent inmates using internet enabled versions to communicate with peo(...)

Main corridor in the  National Violence Reduction Unit,   Midlands Prison, Portlaoise. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

The National Violence Reduction Unit (NVRU) – a high security prison unit designed to house Ireland’s most violent inmates – has remained only about h(...)

Vytas Lemnickis was found unconscious in his cell on the Committal Unit at Cork Prison four hours after being admitted

The Irish Prison Service should keep its checklist for screening prisoners being admitted to Irish jails under constant review following the death of (...)

There is very limited access for children who have parents in prison,  with “screened” visits and six-minute  a day  phone calls

Children with a parent in prison are particularly vulnerable, and yet very little is known about them in the State, a conference in Dublin heard on We(...)