IOWA Prisons Prepare as Opioid Epidemic Increase

Iowa’s Department of Corrections is preparing for a possible increase in the number of inmates infected with HIV and hepatitis C because of the opioid epidemic, an outcome that could put pressure on an already cash-strapped system. State public health officials say they have yet to link any new HIV infections to opioid use, but … More IOWA Prisons Prepare as Opioid Epidemic Increase

UK Prison Fears Letters are ‘Soaked in Drugs’

Increased levels of violence caused by psychoactive substances had seen  UK Prison, HMP Wealstun inmates and staff needing hospital treatment, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) revealed. Its report said staff at the jail near Wetherby were dealing with issues involving drugs up to 10 times a day. The Prison Service said it had increased the number of … More UK Prison Fears Letters are ‘Soaked in Drugs’

Slovenia: Overcrowding in Prisons Decreased, Climate Improved but with some Reservations

In a new report published today in Strasbourg, the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee gives a generally positive assessment of the treatment of persons detained by the police, the situation of prisoners and of foreign nationals deprived of their liberty, as well as of forensic psychiatric patients. However, additional safeguards are needed for the usage of electrical … More Slovenia: Overcrowding in Prisons Decreased, Climate Improved but with some Reservations

UK Ministry of Justice Announces Record Numbers of New Prison Officer Recruits

Government on track to hit target of 2,500 new officers by 2018. Prison officer recruitment numbers are at their highest since records began, according to new figures released today by Justice Secretary David Lidington. From January 2017 there has been a net increase of 868 new prison officers joining the hard-working and dedicated staff in our … More UK Ministry of Justice Announces Record Numbers of New Prison Officer Recruits

US Dept of Justice Announces New Federal Bureau of Prisons Director

Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the selection of General Mark S. Inch as the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). “General Mark Inch has served this country at home and abroad for 35 years,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “As a military policeman for nearly a quarter of a century and as the … More US Dept of Justice Announces New Federal Bureau of Prisons Director

G4S to Deliver Technology for French Electronic Monitoring Programme

A consortium, led by G4S, announces it has won a €30m contract to provide the latest electronic monitoring equipment. A consortium led by G4S, the world’s leading security company, announces it has won a four-year contract valued at €30m to provide its latest electronic monitoring equipment and software for the Ministry of Justice in France. … More G4S to Deliver Technology for French Electronic Monitoring Programme

Full Body Scanner Market worth 328.2 Million USD by 2022

A new market research report  has been published by Research and Markets forecasting that the Full Body Scanner Market, by Application, Technology, System and Region will be worth 328.2 Million USD by 2022 “Increasing terror attacks at critical infrastructures and mass transit stations and also increasing investments in R&D for enhanced full body scanners are … More Full Body Scanner Market worth 328.2 Million USD by 2022

Saab Signs Contract for Australian Prison Security System

Defence and security company Saab has won two contracts to provide the electronic security system for what will be Australia’s largest correctional facility. Early works began earlier this month and construction will be completed over a three year period, subject to planning approval. The state-of-the-art prison will be located near the north-eastern New South Wales … More Saab Signs Contract for Australian Prison Security System

Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons

A huge haul of drugs and mobile phones has been recovered since the introduction of detection measures to crackdown on prison contraband. 225kg of illicit drugs recovered from prisons in 2016 over 20,000 mobile phones and sim cards recovered criminals using drones to smuggle phones and drugs into prisons jailed for a combined total of over … More Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons

Rheinmetall technology for securer prisons – important first orders

Rheinmetall AG has won two important first orders for protecting sensitive government infrastructure from aerial drones. In Switzerland, the central prison in Lenzburg and the intercantonal penitentiary in Bostadel have contracted with the Düsseldorf-based high-tech group to install drone detection equipment known as the Radshield system. Consisting of an array of video cameras, infrared sensors and … More Rheinmetall technology for securer prisons – important first orders