New Search Teams to Disrupt and Deter Violence in UK Prisons

UK Justice Secretary, David Gauke,  announced specialist search teams to be rolled out across the country with more than 100 officers being recruited. Teams will work in prisons to combat drugs, drones and mobiles Roll-out will cost £4.3 million and is the latest step in £70 million plan to combat gangs and organised crime in … More New Search Teams to Disrupt and Deter Violence in UK Prisons

Controversial Prison Officer Safety Equipment Rolled Out Across UK

UK Prisons Minister, Rory Stewart announced that Prison Officers across the UK will be equipped with  PAVA Incompacitant spray (synthetic pepper spray) to help keep them safe and maintain order.  Following a successful pilot conducted by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, (HMPPS), who have made the decision to roll out nationally, a £2 million … More Controversial Prison Officer Safety Equipment Rolled Out Across UK

Seventeen Defendants Named in Multiple Indictments For Operating Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Ring; Defendants include Inmate Serving Time in Federal Prison in Oklahoma

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, along with the New York State Drug Enforcement Task Force, today announced that 17 defendants have been variously charged in six separate indictments with conspiracy, sale and possession of a controlled substance in connection with a narcotics trafficking ring that sold and possessed over $1 million worth of narcotics during … More Seventeen Defendants Named in Multiple Indictments For Operating Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Ring; Defendants include Inmate Serving Time in Federal Prison in Oklahoma

$18M Worth of Cocaine Found Inside Boxes Bananas Donated to Prison

This morning, 21.09.18 two officers from Texas Department of Criminal Justice collected 2 pallets of ripe bananas; 45 boxes. This was a donation from a Freeport business to the Scott Unit, as they were already ripe. Sometimes, life gives you lemons. Sometimes, it gives you bananas. And sometimes, it gives you something you’d never expect! … More $18M Worth of Cocaine Found Inside Boxes Bananas Donated to Prison

Pennsylvania State Prison System Resumes Normal Operations

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Corrections today resumed normal operations at all state prisons following a 12-day lockdown to address a growing drug crisis in its facilities that sickened multiple employees. On August 29, the department took the extraordinary step of initiating a lockdown of all state correctional institutions after a series of cases … More Pennsylvania State Prison System Resumes Normal Operations

Prisoners Could Be Given Personal Cell Phones, Says UK Justice Secretary

Having access to a private landline would improve inmates’ behaviour, claims David Gauke,  Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, UK Government. Prisoners could be given personal telephones in their cells, the Justice Secretary has said. David Gauke argues having access to a landline would improve behaviour by helping inmates keep in touch with friends and … More Prisoners Could Be Given Personal Cell Phones, Says UK Justice Secretary

Hiding Drugs in Bible for an Inmate Earns Woman 18 Months in Prison

COSHOCTON, Ohio, USA – A Coshocton woman said Monday in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court she often asks herself why she got involved with methamphetamine. Cherokee L. Williamson, 30, was indicted on one count of complicity to commit illegal conveyance of prohibited items on the grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony, one count … More Hiding Drugs in Bible for an Inmate Earns Woman 18 Months in Prison

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

Calls For Drug Scanners to be Introduced in Devon’s Prisons

Devon’s crime czar has backed calls to crack down on drugs in prisons by introducing airport-style security and mobile phone jamming. Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez said she wanted to see more thorough searches and body scanners introduced at HMP Exeter, Channings Wood and Dartmoor, so inmates had the best chance of getting clean … More Calls For Drug Scanners to be Introduced in Devon’s Prisons