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

HMP Winchester Still Unsatisfactory Despite Extra Staff & Funding

The 2018/19 Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) Annual Report for HMP Winchester is published today. The independent monitors say that, despite progress since their highly critical report last year, the prison’s performance is still unsatisfactory in a number of areas. In its 2018/19 annual report (PDF) released today, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) notes that, in the year to … More HMP Winchester Still Unsatisfactory Despite Extra Staff & Funding

Contraband Crisis in Department of Corrections

“South Carolina Department Of Corrections is Facing a Crisis in Contraband” – Says United States Attorney District of South Carolina, Beth Drake  In April, 2019 United States Attorney Beth Drake announced the indictment and arrest of fourteen former employees of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) on federal charges related to accepting bribes and … More Contraband Crisis in Department of Corrections

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

Could New Zealand’s Department of Corrections be a Blueprint for Worldwide Prison Authorities?

In a world where prisoners riot due to privileges being withdrawn, (Tobacco in UK prisons in July 2017), prison officers protest and strike over staffing levels, overcrowding and violent prisoners, (France in January 2018), and where rival gangs in prisons are slaughtering each other, (Brazil in January 2018), the New Zealand Corrections Department has managed … More Could New Zealand’s Department of Corrections be a Blueprint for Worldwide Prison Authorities?

Body Scanner: High-Tech Search For Contraband

CELINA, USA – Before being processed through intake at the Mercer County jail, all incoming inmates are screened for contraband hidden inside or upon them with a new full-body scanner that debuted on Nov. 22. County commissioners last year approved sheriff Jeff Grey’s request to purchase the system for $118,750 plus an extended warranty for … More Body Scanner: High-Tech Search For Contraband

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