Brazilian Criminals Knitting Their Way to Freedom

Knitting their way to freedom, the maximum security prisoners who get a day off their sentence for every three days they work for luxury fashion label. Poring over their fine-quality crochet, the prisoners of Brazil’s Arisvaldo de Campos Pires maximum security penitentiary are a model of concentration. And it’s no wonder, when you consider what’s … More Brazilian Criminals Knitting Their Way to Freedom

Beat the Boss – The Fight Against Mobile Phones in Our Prisons

Take a look around you… Mobile phones – everyone has one. From the toddler on their parents’ phone watching a downloadable cartoon, to a teenager keeping in contact with their friends through social media, to the person reading their newspaper online, or an elderly person playing a crossword game on line. The number of mobile … More Beat the Boss – The Fight Against Mobile Phones in Our Prisons

FDC Cancels Visitation Rights Following Visitors Caught Smuggling Contraband Into Prisons

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced the cancellation of weekend visitations in response to significant contraband recoveries at many institutions.  Michelle Glady, FDC Communications Director: “The secure operation of our correctional institutions in support of public safety is our chief priority. We have zero tolerance for inmate misconduct or the introduction of contraband into … More FDC Cancels Visitation Rights Following Visitors Caught Smuggling Contraband Into Prisons

Justice Secretary David Lidington sets out the essential reforms under way to make UK prisons places of safety and reform

An open letter from the Justice Secretary, The Rt Hon David Lidlington, MP issued on 21st June, 2017 by the UK Ministry of Justice details essential reforms in UK prisons. “The work to make our prisons true places of reform and rehabilitation is already under way – and it will continue unabated. When someone is … More Justice Secretary David Lidington sets out the essential reforms under way to make UK prisons places of safety and reform

Safety and Security Must Come First When It Comes to Prison Work Release Programs

In many parts of the US, work release programs are seen as a vital tool in rehabilitating inmates in the weeks and months prior to their release back into normal society. Under these programmes, selected inmates can leave prison to undertake paid work in the community during the last months of their confinement. Inmates must … More Safety and Security Must Come First When It Comes to Prison Work Release Programs