Minister of Justice Confirms 75 escapees From Pedro Juan Caballero Penitentiary

Paraguay  –  The Minister of Justice, Cecilia Pérez, clarified that 75 inmates escaped at dawn this Sunday (19.01.2020) from the Pedro Juan Caballero Penitentiary. Reinforcements of military and police forces are being deployed in that area of ​​the country and an investigation has already been opened by the institution and the Public Ministry. “From now … More Minister of Justice Confirms 75 escapees From Pedro Juan Caballero Penitentiary

ICPA Staff Training and Development Network honoured with Prestigious Award

In December 2019, Gary Hill and Dorin Muresan, experts from the ICPA Staff Training and Development Network, were awarded a Cross “For Merit” II rank. The award, issued by the National Administration of Penitentiaries of the Republic of Moldova (ANP), recognises their contribution to the prosperity of the system of the penitentiary administration and the … More ICPA Staff Training and Development Network honoured with Prestigious Award

New York Correction Officers and 15 Others Charged with Conspiring to Accept Bribes & Smuggling into Rikers Island

Three criminal complaints were unsealed 14.01.2020 in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 21 defendants with conspiring to bribe correction officers employed by the New York City Department of Corrections (“DOC”) as part of narcotics smuggling conspiracies.  Three defendants remain at large.  The initial appearances for 12 of the defendants are scheduled 14.01.2020 before … More New York Correction Officers and 15 Others Charged with Conspiring to Accept Bribes & Smuggling into Rikers Island

A State of Emergency Declared in Honduras Prisons

The Executive Branch of the Honduran Government declared a state of emergency in the Honduras prison system on Tuesday 17.12.19 after the existing administration, the National Penitentiary Institute had not been able to stop a series of violent events that occurred over recent days. The Defence Minister, Fredy Diaz, said that all prisons will now … More A State of Emergency Declared in Honduras Prisons

Prison Drug Treatment Program Proposed

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites that more than 72,000 people die of fatal drug overdoses every year in the United States. Many of these deaths are preventable. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) – also known as Medication Assisted Recovery – using Methadone, Buprenorphine, or Naltrexone is one of the most effective ways … More Prison Drug Treatment Program Proposed

Footage Revealed of Drugs Dropped By Drone Into Dublin Prison

A video of a drone dropping packages of drugs into an Irish prison has appeared on the internet and across Irish media this week. The video clearly shows the drone dropping parcels of drugs into an exercise yard at Cloverhill Prison, Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, before flying away. Cloverhll is a closed, medium-security … More Footage Revealed of Drugs Dropped By Drone Into Dublin Prison

Tehachapi: A Unique Art Project at a California Correctional Institution

In October 2019, French artist JR created a one-of-a-kind art activation within the walls of California Correctional Institution: Tehachapi in Southern California – a maximum security 4 facility. For the Tehachapi project, JR photographed portraits of the 48 people from above to create a sense of depth. He divided the images into 338 paper strips, … More Tehachapi: A Unique Art Project at a California Correctional Institution

54 Defendants Indicted in “Prison Empire” – Grand Jury Investigation

Another State Grand Jury Investigation Results in Indictments Alleging Drug Trafficking Facilitated Through Use of Contraband Cell Phones In South Carolina Prisons; 54 Defendants Indicted in “Prison Empire! In the USA, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that the South Carolina State Grand Jury has issued a round of indictments in the drug trafficking … More 54 Defendants Indicted in “Prison Empire” – Grand Jury Investigation

JPMorgan Chase Joins Second Chance Efforts to Reduce Obstacles to Employment For People with Criminal Backgrounds

JPMorgan Chase is expanding its commitment to giving people with criminal backgrounds a second chance by supporting their reentry into the workforce, community and local economies. The firm lays out a new public policy agenda, invests more in communities and enhances its own hiring strategy in collaboration with other businesses to create economic opportunity for … More JPMorgan Chase Joins Second Chance Efforts to Reduce Obstacles to Employment For People with Criminal Backgrounds

Drugs Being Smuggled Into Prisons Using Mail

Synthetic Narcotics are being smuggled into prisons through the postal system. Criminals are now able to synthesise drugs using chemical processes which then can be soaked into everyday writing paper which is then mailed to prisoners.   It was recently reported in the Press & Journal that a single page of A4 paper is worth more than … More Drugs Being Smuggled Into Prisons Using Mail