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

UK Minister Announces ’10 Prisons Project’ to Develop New Model of Excellence

Prisons Minister Rory Stewart announced a new project to tackle the most persistent and urgent problems facing 10 of the most challenging prisons in the UK  The project will focus on challenging violent and disruptive behaviour and includes £10 million funding to fight drugs, improve security and, crucially, boost leadership capabilities through new training. The … More UK Minister Announces ’10 Prisons Project’ to Develop New Model of Excellence

Nottingham Prison Annual Report Highlights, Self Harm, Illegal Drugs, Mental Health Problems and Issues over Safety of Prisoners and Staff

IMB – Independent Monitoring Board UK The Board welcomes improvements from the very restricted regime which was in place last year and improvements in access for prisoners to phone calls. However, the Board is particularly concerned by: Inconsistencies in the application of rules and access to resources, which are unfair and destabilising because of the … More Nottingham Prison Annual Report Highlights, Self Harm, Illegal Drugs, Mental Health Problems and Issues over Safety of Prisoners and Staff

UK Justice Secretary Launches Fresh Crackdown on Crime in Prison

A £30 million prisons improvement package will tackle organised crime and bring buildings back up to a decent standard, Justice Secretary David Gauke announced. Safety, security and decency will be improved across the prison estate Criminal lynchpins operating behind bars will be targeted through new digital technology In-cell phones to incentivise good behaviour and boost … More UK Justice Secretary Launches Fresh Crackdown on Crime in Prison

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