Drug Overdose Kills 1 Inmate and Sickens 11 at State Prison, officials say

One inmate at Mule Creek State Prison has died and 11 others were treated over the weekend for what authorities say are suspected drug overdoses at the facility in Ione. Ten inmates were taken to hospitals because of the incident, and eight have since returned to the prison about 45 miles southeast of Sacramento, officials with the … More Drug Overdose Kills 1 Inmate and Sickens 11 at State Prison, officials say

Seizures of Mobiles and Drugs in Prisons Rose Last Year

Seizures of contraband, including mobile phones and drugs, increased significantly across the Irish Prison Service last year. And the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) said on Friday those controlling the supply routes wielded great power in the prisons as a result. Last year 872 mobile phones were found in jails and drugs were seized on 1,018 … More Seizures of Mobiles and Drugs in Prisons Rose Last Year

FDC Cancels Visitation Rights Following Visitors Caught Smuggling Contraband Into Prisons

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced the cancellation of weekend visitations in response to significant contraband recoveries at many institutions.  Michelle Glady, FDC Communications Director: “The secure operation of our correctional institutions in support of public safety is our chief priority. We have zero tolerance for inmate misconduct or the introduction of contraband into … More FDC Cancels Visitation Rights Following Visitors Caught Smuggling Contraband Into Prisons

Ten Charged With Air Dropping Drugs and Phones Into Seven Prisons in UK

Ten people have appeared in court over allegedly plotting to drop drugs and other illegal items into prisons across the North West and Midlands, UK using drones. The eight men and two women, all from the West Midlands, have been accused of three counts of conspiracy to supply drugs, psychoactive substances and banned items, West … More Ten Charged With Air Dropping Drugs and Phones Into Seven Prisons in UK

Could New Zealand’s Department of Corrections be a Blueprint for Worldwide Prison Authorities?

In a world where prisoners riot due to privileges being withdrawn, (Tobacco in UK prisons in July 2017), prison officers protest and strike over staffing levels, overcrowding and violent prisoners, (France in January 2018), and where rival gangs in prisons are slaughtering each other, (Brazil in January 2018), the New Zealand Corrections Department has managed … More Could New Zealand’s Department of Corrections be a Blueprint for Worldwide Prison Authorities?

UNODC’s Bold New Steps On The Road To Prisoner Rehabilitation

An essential component of the Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC’s work on prisoner rehabilitation has been consolidating the ways in which prison-based rehabilitation schemes can be developed and harmonised at an international level. Since the launch of the Global Programme, and as the guardian of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the … More UNODC’s Bold New Steps On The Road To Prisoner Rehabilitation

US State Prison Opens New Addiction Treatment Program Center

Department of Corrections Director,  Reginald D. Michael announced the opening of a new chemical dependency treatment program at Montana State Prison, USA.  The Montana State Correctional Treatment Center (MSCTC) has accepted its first 30 inmates. The secure, remodeled facility that formerly housed the Treasure State “boot camp” program now provides a 90 to 180-day intensive … More US State Prison Opens New Addiction Treatment Program Center

MARSS Announce Middle East Contract For Its RADiRguard Smart Perimeter Surveillance System

MARSS have announced an important contract for its RADiRguard smart perimeter surveillance system. The contract, with an unspecified Middle Eastern Government, is for a critical national infrastructure installation and provides for the protection of a 12km high security perimeter. RADiRguard is a smart perimeter surveillance system combining multiple sensors and complementary technologies inside a single … More MARSS Announce Middle East Contract For Its RADiRguard Smart Perimeter Surveillance System

Body Scanner: High-Tech Search For Contraband

CELINA, USA – Before being processed through intake at the Mercer County jail, all incoming inmates are screened for contraband hidden inside or upon them with a new full-body scanner that debuted on Nov. 22. County commissioners last year approved sheriff Jeff Grey’s request to purchase the system for $118,750 plus an extended warranty for … More Body Scanner: High-Tech Search For Contraband