Federal Inmates Plead Guilty to Weapon Charges

United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that two federal inmates pled guilty to possessing weapons. Corey Fair, 27, and Rashun Evans, 23, inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) at McDowell, both admitted to possessing a handcrafted weapon, commonly known as a “shank.”  “Bureau of Prisons staff members do an excellent job of finding and confiscating … More Federal Inmates Plead Guilty to Weapon Charges

UNODC Highlights Achievements of the Joint Global Initiative on Preventing Violent Extremism in Prisons

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the joint global initiative on preventing violent extremism in prisons closed 2020 by taking stock of the project’s many achievements throughout the year. Its main aim is to support Member States as they address the complex challenges of violent extremism in prisons. The programme is implemented by the United … More UNODC Highlights Achievements of the Joint Global Initiative on Preventing Violent Extremism in Prisons

Correctional Service Canada COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out

Today, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced that it is beginning vaccination of older, medically vulnerable federal inmates against COVID-19 as part of the first phase of the vaccine rollout, as recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). CSC expects to begin the rollout of vaccinations to highest-risk inmates in federal correctional … More Correctional Service Canada COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out

ODSecurity Webinar Featuring the Soter RS Full Body Scanner Demonstration

ODSecurity, manufacturers of the world-renowned Soter RS Full Body Scanner, are hosting a webinar in January 2021 where they will demonstrate the benefits of the system. The webinar will be hosted on the 13th of January 2021 and be available to subscribe in two timeslots. Each webinar will allow subscribers to witness first-hand the Soter … More ODSecurity Webinar Featuring the Soter RS Full Body Scanner Demonstration

Largest Number of Inmates Clinching Gold in National Youth Achievement Award’s 20th Anniversary in Prisons

80 inmates achieved the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) Gold Award this year – the largest number of inmate participants to receive the highest honour in NYAA’s 20-year history with the Singapore Prison Service (SPS). In total, 131 inmates completed the NYAA programme this year, which shows their commitment to serve the community and strive for personal development … More Largest Number of Inmates Clinching Gold in National Youth Achievement Award’s 20th Anniversary in Prisons

Sherwood Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Drugs into Coffee Creek Women’s Prison

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Sherwood, Oregon man pleaded guilty today for smuggling drugs into the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. Richard Steven Alberts II, 32, pleaded guilty to the charge of Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§841(a)(1), 841 (b)(1)(C), and 846. He will be sentenced on February … More Sherwood Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Drugs into Coffee Creek Women’s Prison

Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Publishes 7th Periodic Visit Report on Ireland

In a report on Ireland published today, (24.11.2020) the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) acknowledges the progress made in the treatment and living conditions of prisoners since 2014 while stating that considerable challenges remain. In particular, the CPT is critical of the care afforded to vulnerable prisoners, notably those with a mental illness. The … More Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Publishes 7th Periodic Visit Report on Ireland

ODSecurity Sells First-Ever Body Scanner Into Dominican Republic Prisons

Netherlands based, ODSecurity announces the sale and installation of their Soter RS body scanner into Las Parras Correction and Rehabilitation Centre, commonly known as “La Nueva Victoria” in Guerra, in the Dominican Republic. The installation, the first of its kind in the Dominican Republic, was part of a tender alongside OD’s partner for this contract, … More ODSecurity Sells First-Ever Body Scanner Into Dominican Republic Prisons

CDCR to Construct Solar Generation Project at California Men’s Colony

Project expected to save millions of dollars and will be built at no cost to taxpayers The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will construct a new solar generation project at California Men’s Colony (CMC) in November as part of its ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint. CDCR has already installed solar arrays … More CDCR to Construct Solar Generation Project at California Men’s Colony

New Skills Fund to Unlock £500m Per Year Employment Potential of UK Prison Population Supporting Efforts to Rebuild After Covid

Unlocking the skills potential of the UK’s prison population could put £500million a year back into the economy in lowering reoffending rates alone[1], a much-needed boost as we seek to rebuild the economy following Covid, new analysis from the City & Guilds Foundation suggests. The findings come as City & Guilds, the leading skills development … More New Skills Fund to Unlock £500m Per Year Employment Potential of UK Prison Population Supporting Efforts to Rebuild After Covid