Illicit Phone in Prison Used to Mastermind Drug Ring & Money Laundering

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that 29 people were each indicted for Drug Conspiracy, punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000,000 fine, yesterday 18th September, 2019 All 29 defendants are charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, with some of those defendants … More Illicit Phone in Prison Used to Mastermind Drug Ring & Money Laundering

1,400 New Prison Places Approved at Full Sutton – UK

Jail is the first milestone in the UK Prime Minister’s pledge for 10,000 new prison places. green light for new 1,440-capacity prison in East Yorkshire new prison will create jobs and boost local economy Plans for a new modern jail at Full Sutton have been approved, paving the way for the first of the 10,000 … More 1,400 New Prison Places Approved at Full Sutton – UK

New US Report Reveals 25% Of People Sent to Jail Re-Offend

A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative, Arrest, Release, Repeat  reveals that about 4.9 million people are jailed in the U.S. each year. Most of the 4.9 million are only arrested once, but, 1 in 4 detainees are arrested more than once a year, and a whopping 428,000 people are arrested three or more … More New US Report Reveals 25% Of People Sent to Jail Re-Offend

10 Prisons Project Sees Drops in Violence and Drugs

Violence and drug use at some of the UK’s most challenging prisons in England and Wales have fallen following a trailblazing year-long programme, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer MP announced today (22 August 2019).  The 10 Prisons Project was a ground-breaking attempt to turn around some of the most difficult jails through enhanced security, strong leadership … More 10 Prisons Project Sees Drops in Violence and Drugs

£100 Million Crackdown on Crime in UK Prisons

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the government announced 13 August 2019. The investment will target all types of crime in prison; from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm, to gang kingpins continuing to run their operations from jail, … More £100 Million Crackdown on Crime in UK Prisons

South Carolina Department of Corrections Installs 18 Soter RS Body Scanners in their Facilities

ODSECURITY and ODSECURITY North America have recently finished installing Soter RS Body Scanners into 18 different sites within South Carolina Department of Corrections. In this installation, each of the 18 SOTER RS Body scanners are connected to one central data base. This advanced database allows for the subjects identity to be verified by either an … More South Carolina Department of Corrections Installs 18 Soter RS Body Scanners in their Facilities

International Seminar on Radicalisation in Prison and Probation Services Hosted in Bulgaria

The General Directorate “Execution of Sentences”, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Bulgaria hosted an international seminar on Radicalisation in Prison and Probation Services in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.  The theme of the seminar was “Different Approaches to Prevent and Counter Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in Prison and Probation Services – Challenges and Perspectives”. The gathering was initiated … More International Seminar on Radicalisation in Prison and Probation Services Hosted in Bulgaria

Review Finds Family Ties ‘Utterly Indispensable’ to Rehabilitation of Female Offenders

The UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announced in a press releases, that a new report by Lord Michael Farmer on the value of prisoners’ family ties has found that healthy relationships are a ‘must have’ when it comes to preventing women from reoffending. Prisoners who receive family visits are 39% less likely to reoffend, and … More Review Finds Family Ties ‘Utterly Indispensable’ to Rehabilitation of Female Offenders

Two French Prison Guard Hostages Freed From Armed Inmate

UPDATE: 12.06.2019 – The intervention of RAID (Recherche, Assistance, Intervention, Dissuasion) and ERIS (Equipes Régionales d’Intervention et de Sécurité) teams at the Penitentiary Center of Alençon-Condé-sur-Sarthe, Normandy, France ended on June 12th around 00:30 The first prison guard was released around 11.30pm, and the second was released when the inmate surrendered. The Minister of Justice,  … More Two French Prison Guard Hostages Freed From Armed Inmate

UK – Offender Rehabilitation Drive Boosted by New Release On Temporary Licence rules

One year on from the launch of the prisons Education and Employment Strategy, 230 additional businesses, including Pret A Manger and Greene King, have joined the UK Ministry of Justice’s flagship offender work placement scheme, the New Futures Network (NFN). One year since prison Education and Employment Strategy, 230 additional businesses have joined the New … More UK – Offender Rehabilitation Drive Boosted by New Release On Temporary Licence rules