Attacks On Custodial Centres in Nigeria

Two Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Custodial Centres in Benin City and Oko in Edo State were attacked yesterday by protesters purportedly under the #ENDSARS aegis, freeing (at the last count) 1,993 inmates in legal custody and looting the centres, including the weapons in their armoury. They came in large number, bearing dangerous weapons and attacked … More Attacks On Custodial Centres in Nigeria

Government Launches Root-and-Branch Review Of The UK Parole System

A Root-and-Branch review of the parole system in England and Wales has been launched by Justice Minister, Lucy Frazer QC, to help improve public trust and victim confidence. The review will build on recent reforms to improve the transparency of the Parole Board’s work but will also look at more fundamental changes. This will include … More Government Launches Root-and-Branch Review Of The UK Parole System

Former Correctional Officer at Jessup Correctional Institution Pleads Guilty to Federal Racketeering Conspiracy Charge

Smuggled Contraband Narcotics into Prison in Exchange for Bribe Payments; Three Co-Conspirators Have Previously Pleaded Guilty to the Racketeering Conspiracy Former Correctional Dietary Officer Chanel Pierce, age 27, of Pikesville, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to a federal racketeering conspiracy in connection with her work at the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI).  The conspiracy included former correctional … More Former Correctional Officer at Jessup Correctional Institution Pleads Guilty to Federal Racketeering Conspiracy Charge

Two Inmates Guilty of HMP Whitemoor Attack

Two UK Prisoners from HMP Whitemoor who tried to murder a prison officer have been convicted following an investigation by the UK’s London Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command. Brusthom Ziamani, 25 (18.08.95) and Baz Macaulay Hockton, 26 (29.01.94) were both convicted at the Old Bailey today, Wednesday 7 October, of attempted murder. Ziamani was also … More Two Inmates Guilty of HMP Whitemoor Attack

Wellingborough Jail Contract Awarded and New Name Revealed

G4S has been awarded the contract to manage Wellingborough’s new jail, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced 6 October 2020 G4S selected following rigorous competition new jail to be named HMP Five Wells after community consultation prison to open in early 2022 and will deliver a major boost to the local economy The new prison will … More Wellingborough Jail Contract Awarded and New Name Revealed

US Federal Bureau of Prisons Resume Social Visitation

Non-contact social visits resumed October 3rd The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) recognizes the importance for inmates to maintain relationships with friends and family. During modified operations in response to COVID-19, the BOP suspended social visitation, however, inmates were afforded 500 (vs. 300) telephone minutes per month at no charge to help compensate for the … More US Federal Bureau of Prisons Resume Social Visitation

Anti-Torture Committee Urges Moldova To End Persistent Inter-Prisoner Violence and Intimidation

The Republic of Moldova should take resolute action to put an end to inter-prisoner violence and intimidation largely linked to informal hierarchies in the country’s prisons, says the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) in a recently published report. In the report, based on a visit to the country from 28 January … More Anti-Torture Committee Urges Moldova To End Persistent Inter-Prisoner Violence and Intimidation

New UK Prison to Create Jobs and Boost Economy

Hundreds of jobs will be created as construction work on a new £286 million prison in Leicestershire gets underway, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced today (2 September 2020). Work will now begin on a category C resettlement prison at the shovel-ready site, previously the location of HMP Glen Parva, after the government signed a contract … More New UK Prison to Create Jobs and Boost Economy