Drugs Discovered in Multiple Mail Packages in New York Correctional Facilities

Drugs continue to be seized at a rapid pace from inmate mail as staff discover them during processing in the mailroom. At Willard Correctional Facility, a drug treatment campus for inmates, staff discovered Suboxone, a prescription drug to treat opioid addiction, in six mailed letters between Monday, May 4 and Monday, May 18. In most … More Drugs Discovered in Multiple Mail Packages in New York Correctional Facilities

Inmate Accused of Distributing Drug-Laced Postcards in Jail

An inmate currently in the Weber County Jail, Ogden, Utah, USA on federal drug charges is now accused of orchestrating drug-laced postcards to be sent to him, to sell to other inmates in jail. Joshua Lee Kendall, 34, was charged 20.05.2020 with three counts of drug possession. In December 2019, Weber County corrections officers discovered … More Inmate Accused of Distributing Drug-Laced Postcards in Jail

Four Women Charged with Smuggling Contraband and Possession Of Controlled Substances At The Pinellas County Jail

In the USA, Detectives assigned to the Detention Investigations Unit have charged four women involved in introducing contraband and possession of controlled substances at the Pinellas County Jail.   On April 17, 2020, a letter was received at the Pinellas County Jail, which was addressed to 31-year-old inmate Danielle Tufano. Upon examination of the letter, it … More Four Women Charged with Smuggling Contraband and Possession Of Controlled Substances At The Pinellas County Jail

UK Prison Corruption Unit Arrest Two Staff Members of HMP Berwyn

Officers from the Prison Corruption Unit at the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) have arrested two women aged 29 and 32, who are employed to work at HMP Berwyn, Wrexham on suspicion of misconduct in a public office and possession with intent to supply drugs. The 29 year old was also arrested on … More UK Prison Corruption Unit Arrest Two Staff Members of HMP Berwyn

#WeApplaud – Let’s not forget our brave Correctional Officers

A campaign is underway across the global corrections community to highlight the work of prison and correctional staff during the coronavirus pandemic. Messages of support are being sent to jurisdictions across the world in an effort to boost the morale of those who work within our prison and probation systems and to give recognition for … More #WeApplaud – Let’s not forget our brave Correctional Officers

UK HMPPS Report into Body Video Cameras in Prisons

In response to rising levels of prison violence, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) piloted the use of Body Worn Video Cameras (BWVCs) across 23 prisons in England and Wales. This research reports on the evaluation of this pilot and provides recommendations for further camera use. HMPPS commissioned the Violence Reduction Project, with the … More UK HMPPS Report into Body Video Cameras in Prisons

Extension of Peter Clarke’s tenure as UK HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

The UK Secretary of State has announced an extension of up to six months to Peter Clarke’s term of office as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, commencing 1 May 2020. A campaign to recruit a new Chief Inspector has concluded without an appointment, and a new campaign will be run. Mr Clarke’s extension will … More Extension of Peter Clarke’s tenure as UK HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Joint Letter to Thailands Department of Corrections

An open letter has been sent to Director-General Pol Col Naras Savestanan, of Thailands Department of Corrections requesting that he takes immediate steps to release prisoners and ensure the health and safety of all those in detention facilities. The letter, signed by 11 national and international human rights organizations, including; ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights … More Joint Letter to Thailands Department of Corrections

Call for Inmates To Be Released After COVID-19 Outbreak in Eastern Cape Prisons

In an open letter sent to the President of the Republic of South Africa, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, and other governmental and correctional bodies, the Detention Justice Forum (DJF) listed their recommendations of precautionary measures to be implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis to protect the health and safety of … More Call for Inmates To Be Released After COVID-19 Outbreak in Eastern Cape Prisons