10 Prisons Project Sees Drops in Violence and Drugs

Violence and drug use at some of the UK’s most challenging prisons in England and Wales have fallen following a trailblazing year-long programme, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer MP announced today (22 August 2019).  The 10 Prisons Project was a ground-breaking attempt to turn around some of the most difficult jails through enhanced security, strong leadership … More 10 Prisons Project Sees Drops in Violence and Drugs

£100 Million Crackdown on Crime in UK Prisons

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the government announced 13 August 2019. The investment will target all types of crime in prison; from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm, to gang kingpins continuing to run their operations from jail, … More £100 Million Crackdown on Crime in UK Prisons

Flaming Socks the Latest Way to Smuggle Drugs into Prisons

The “common-or-garden” sock has many uses within the prison community; from being filled with aggregate or heavy objects to make a weapon, to being used to make “hooch” or prison alcohol.  Now they are being used as part of the latest tactic to smuggle contraband into Irish prisons. Although not new, the flaming socks sporadic … More Flaming Socks the Latest Way to Smuggle Drugs into Prisons

Brazil Drug Trafficker Attempts Prison Escape Disguised as his Daughter

42 year old, Clauvino da Silver, who is currently serving a sentence of 73 years and ten months for drug trafficking was caught on Saturday during visiting hours disguised as his 14 year old daughter, Ana Gabriele Leandro da Silva. Clauvino da Silver, was wearing a silicone mask, wig, bra, tight pink t-shirt, jeans and flip … More Brazil Drug Trafficker Attempts Prison Escape Disguised as his Daughter

South Carolina Department of Corrections Installs 18 Soter RS Body Scanners in their Facilities

ODSECURITY and ODSECURITY North America have recently finished installing Soter RS Body Scanners into 18 different sites within South Carolina Department of Corrections. In this installation, each of the 18 SOTER RS Body scanners are connected to one central data base. This advanced database allows for the subjects identity to be verified by either an … More South Carolina Department of Corrections Installs 18 Soter RS Body Scanners in their Facilities

Contraband Crisis in Department of Corrections

“South Carolina Department Of Corrections is Facing a Crisis in Contraband” – Says United States Attorney District of South Carolina, Beth Drake  In April, 2019 United States Attorney Beth Drake announced the indictment and arrest of fourteen former employees of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) on federal charges related to accepting bribes and … More Contraband Crisis in Department of Corrections

International Seminar on Radicalisation in Prison and Probation Services Hosted in Bulgaria

The General Directorate “Execution of Sentences”, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Bulgaria hosted an international seminar on Radicalisation in Prison and Probation Services in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.  The theme of the seminar was “Different Approaches to Prevent and Counter Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in Prison and Probation Services – Challenges and Perspectives”. The gathering was initiated … More International Seminar on Radicalisation in Prison and Probation Services Hosted in Bulgaria

Council of Europe Consultancy Service Tenders – Closing Soon

Three Council of Europe consultancy services tenders are closing soon; 1. Consultancy services in the areas of management, rehabilitation and reintegration of violent and extremist prisoners in the Western Balkans region – Deadline for applications; 15th July 2019 2. Consultancy services in the areas of penitentiary, police, probation, psychiatric and social care institutions and project … More Council of Europe Consultancy Service Tenders – Closing Soon

Investigation After Leaked Phone Footage of Drugs In South African Prison

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa, Ronald Lamola has ordered an immediate investigation into Durban’s Westville Correction Facility after videos taken on mobile phones appeared on social media showing inmates indulging in drugs and in possession of weapons. The two videos were leaked on Monday 24th June, following news … More Investigation After Leaked Phone Footage of Drugs In South African Prison

Review Finds Family Ties ‘Utterly Indispensable’ to Rehabilitation of Female Offenders

The UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announced in a press releases, that a new report by Lord Michael Farmer on the value of prisoners’ family ties has found that healthy relationships are a ‘must have’ when it comes to preventing women from reoffending. Prisoners who receive family visits are 39% less likely to reoffend, and … More Review Finds Family Ties ‘Utterly Indispensable’ to Rehabilitation of Female Offenders