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

Former Correctional Officer Sentenced After Smuggling Contraband into US State Prison

Mark Edward Jeffery, a former Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) officer, who smuggled alcohol, drugs, and contraband cellphones into Hays State Prison, has been sentenced to federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.  “Smuggling illegal contraband into a prison jeopardizes the safety of jailers and inmates alike,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. … More Former Correctional Officer Sentenced After Smuggling Contraband into US State Prison

Prison Gangs, Violence and Contraband still a Major Problem – Prison Officers Association

Jim Mitchell, Deputy General Secretary of the Prison Officers Association, speaking at their Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo this week said, “The numbers, motivation and behaviour of prison gangs within our prisons is a major concern for individual prison officers and this association. In our major prisons, in particular, individual prison officers must deal with threats … More Prison Gangs, Violence and Contraband still a Major Problem – Prison Officers Association

Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Smuggle Opioids into US Prison

A former corrections officer at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute facility in Norfolk, USA (MCI-Norfolk) pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with a conspiracy to smuggle Suboxone strips into the facility for an inmate. Steven J. Frazer, 29, of Cumberland, R.I., pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with one count of … More Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Smuggle Opioids into US Prison

POA Calls Time for Action From UK Gov After Prison Officer Has Throat Slashed

A Prison Officer at HMP Nottingham has been attacked by a Prisoner and had his throat slashed which required 17 sutures on Sunday morning 14th April 2019. The Officer has now been discharged from hospital and recovering at home. The POA – The Professional Trades Union for Prison, Correctional & Secure Psychiatric Workers in the UK,  are informed … More POA Calls Time for Action From UK Gov After Prison Officer Has Throat Slashed

Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Raises Concerns Over Allegations of Romania’s Prison Abuse

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its visit to Romania carried out from 7 to 19 February 2018, together with the response of the Romanian authorities. The report states that a considerable number of allegations of physical … More Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Raises Concerns Over Allegations of Romania’s Prison Abuse

PCC’s Present Plan to UK Government to Tackle Organised Crime in Prisons

Four Police and Crime Commissioners in the West Midlands,  are presenting to the UK Government a hard-hitting six-month study into crime in prisons after months of research and multi-agency work. The in-depth look at crime behind bars also presents a future plan for straightforward solutions to tackle criminality across the prisons estate. Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s Commissioner … More PCC’s Present Plan to UK Government to Tackle Organised Crime in Prisons

Mother and Son Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into HMP Pentonville Prison

A mother and son have been sentenced for smuggling drugs into HMP Pentonville Prison. Gary Grannells, 40, was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Tuesday, 12 February, to three years and four months’ imprisonment for Possession of Controlled Drug of Class B with Intent to Supply. He also received one year and four months’ sentence … More Mother and Son Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into HMP Pentonville Prison