Justice Secretary calls time on failing prisons in white paper to help cut crime and protect society

November 2016 – London, UK – Justice Secretary embarks on a major shake-up of prisons to help cut £15bn cost of re-offending. More than £100m annually to strengthen the front-line with 2,500 more prison officers Rigorous new standards to get prisoners off drugs and into work Prisoners to be tested for drug use on entry … More Justice Secretary calls time on failing prisons in white paper to help cut crime and protect society

Recently freed inmates deliberately re-offending to cash in on drugs

Former inmates are deliberately getting sent back to prison to cash in on lucrative profits on offer for selling drugs previously known as “legal highs”, according to a new report. Prices for the substances can jump 33-fold once they cross into jails – providing prisoners with an incentive to go back behind bars to make … More Recently freed inmates deliberately re-offending to cash in on drugs

Correctional Officers indicted in prison smuggling ring

A racketeering scheme at Maryland’s largest state prison, The Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI) in Westover, USA was uncovered following a tipoff from a Prison Guard. On September 29th 2016, 80 people including 18 correctional officers, 35 inmates and 27 “outside facilitators” (someone on the outside that delivered food to the Correctional Officers to smuggle inside … More Correctional Officers indicted in prison smuggling ring