Madagascar: 22 Inmates Killed During Mass Escape

Responding to news that Malagasy security forces killed 22 inmates escaping from Farafangana prison in the south-east of the country, Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa said: “‘This is an appalling attack on the right to life, which shows that the Malagasy government continues to neglect detainees’ lives. We have … More Madagascar: 22 Inmates Killed During Mass Escape

UK Government Announce Early Prisoner Releases

Risk-assessed prisoners who are within two months of their release date will be temporarily released from jail, as part of the national plan to protect the NHS and save lives. Plan to protect the NHS from further pressure Measures will also benefit brave prison staff Selected low-risk offenders, within weeks of their release dates, will … More UK Government Announce Early Prisoner Releases

IMB Annual Report Show Drugs ‘Readily Available’ at UK Prison

The Independent Monitoring Board’s (IMB) first report into the Berwyn super-prison in Wrexham in the UK found 20% of prisoners did not feel safe, with drugs a common reason given for violence. It comes days after staff raised concerns about being assaulted. The Ministry of Justice acknowledged prisoner drug use is a “serious issue”. The IMB … More IMB Annual Report Show Drugs ‘Readily Available’ at UK Prison

FDC Cancels Visitation Rights Following Visitors Caught Smuggling Contraband Into Prisons

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced the cancellation of weekend visitations in response to significant contraband recoveries at many institutions.  Michelle Glady, FDC Communications Director: “The secure operation of our correctional institutions in support of public safety is our chief priority. We have zero tolerance for inmate misconduct or the introduction of contraband into … More FDC Cancels Visitation Rights Following Visitors Caught Smuggling Contraband Into Prisons

The American Jail Association’s 36th Annual Conference & Jail Expo is now open

Focusing exclusively on local jails and detention facilities The American Jail Association’s 36th Annual Conference and Jail Expo will provide networking opportunities, professional development, and access to emerging jail technologies and products. Special Topics Saturday and the opening of the exhibition hall was followed by a keynote speech opening the plenary session on Monday morning, by … More The American Jail Association’s 36th Annual Conference & Jail Expo is now open