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

Prisoner Caught Smuggling Cellphones and SIM Cards in Abdomen

A Palestinian Security Prisoner was caught attempting to smuggle 11 cellphones and 15 SIM cards into Megiddo Prison, Northern Israel – in his abdomen. On Sunday 16th February, guards grew suspicious of one prisoner during the intake process of accepting new prisoners.  The prisoner was passed through a metal detector, which confirmed he had foreign … More Prisoner Caught Smuggling Cellphones and SIM Cards in Abdomen

54 Defendants Indicted in “Prison Empire” – Grand Jury Investigation

Another State Grand Jury Investigation Results in Indictments Alleging Drug Trafficking Facilitated Through Use of Contraband Cell Phones In South Carolina Prisons; 54 Defendants Indicted in “Prison Empire! In the USA, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that the South Carolina State Grand Jury has issued a round of indictments in the drug trafficking … More 54 Defendants Indicted in “Prison Empire” – Grand Jury Investigation

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

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

US State Prison Donates 503 Contraband Phones to Soldiers

Recently, Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) in California, donated 503 contraband cellular phones to the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services and emergency funding to active-duty military members and veterans. Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has provided more than 300 … More US State Prison Donates 503 Contraband Phones to Soldiers