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

Governor Newsom Signs Bill to Halt Private, For-Profit Prisons and Immigration Detention Facilities in California

US Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), which will phase out the use of all private, for-profit prisons, including both prisons and immigration detention facilities, in California. AB 32 will bar the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from entering into … More Governor Newsom Signs Bill to Halt Private, For-Profit Prisons and Immigration Detention Facilities in California

Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Publishes Report on Scottish Police and Prisons

The Council of Europe’s ‘Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment’ (CPT), has today published the report on its ad-hoc visit to Scotland, which took place from 17 to 25 October 2018, together with the response from the United Kingdom. The purpose of the visit was to examine the … More Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Publishes Report on Scottish Police and Prisons

HMP Winchester Still Unsatisfactory Despite Extra Staff & Funding

The 2018/19 Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) Annual Report for HMP Winchester is published today. The independent monitors say that, despite progress since their highly critical report last year, the prison’s performance is still unsatisfactory in a number of areas. In its 2018/19 annual report (PDF) released today, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) notes that, in the year to … More HMP Winchester Still Unsatisfactory Despite Extra Staff & Funding

Illicit Phone in Prison Used to Mastermind Drug Ring & Money Laundering

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that 29 people were each indicted for Drug Conspiracy, punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000,000 fine, yesterday 18th September, 2019 All 29 defendants are charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, with some of those defendants … More Illicit Phone in Prison Used to Mastermind Drug Ring & Money Laundering

1,400 New Prison Places Approved at Full Sutton – UK

Jail is the first milestone in the UK Prime Minister’s pledge for 10,000 new prison places. green light for new 1,440-capacity prison in East Yorkshire new prison will create jobs and boost local economy Plans for a new modern jail at Full Sutton have been approved, paving the way for the first of the 10,000 … More 1,400 New Prison Places Approved at Full Sutton – UK