Pennsylvania State Prison System Resumes Normal Operations

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Corrections today resumed normal operations at all state prisons following a 12-day lockdown to address a growing drug crisis in its facilities that sickened multiple employees. On August 29, the department took the extraordinary step of initiating a lockdown of all state correctional institutions after a series of cases … More Pennsylvania State Prison System Resumes Normal Operations

Hiding Drugs in Bible for an Inmate Earns Woman 18 Months in Prison

COSHOCTON, Ohio, USA – A Coshocton woman said Monday in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court she often asks herself why she got involved with methamphetamine. Cherokee L. Williamson, 30, was indicted on one count of complicity to commit illegal conveyance of prohibited items on the grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony, one count … More Hiding Drugs in Bible for an Inmate Earns Woman 18 Months in Prison

Nottingham Prison Annual Report Highlights, Self Harm, Illegal Drugs, Mental Health Problems and Issues over Safety of Prisoners and Staff

IMB – Independent Monitoring Board UK The Board welcomes improvements from the very restricted regime which was in place last year and improvements in access for prisoners to phone calls. However, the Board is particularly concerned by: Inconsistencies in the application of rules and access to resources, which are unfair and destabilising because of the … More Nottingham Prison Annual Report Highlights, Self Harm, Illegal Drugs, Mental Health Problems and Issues over Safety of Prisoners and Staff

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

New Figures Show The Harsh Reality of Illegal Drugs in Prison

New figures have laid bare the “harsh reality” of the number of inmates going into a north-east prison on illegal drugs. Data released by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) shows 63% of criminals admitted to HMP Grampian over the month of November last year tested positive. And despite security measures aimed at minimising access to … More New Figures Show The Harsh Reality of Illegal Drugs in Prison

Corruption and Crime Commission Alleges Prison Officers Helped Get Drugs Into Western Australia Jail

Corruption investigators have blasted lax security regimes at Western Australia prisons after a major investigation uncovered prison officers and organised crime figures smuggling drugs into jails. In yet another damming report into the State’s corrective services system, the Corruption and Crime Commission alleged a network of prisoners, some of whom were members of outlaw motorcycle … More Corruption and Crime Commission Alleges Prison Officers Helped Get Drugs Into Western Australia Jail

Drug Overdose Kills 1 Inmate and Sickens 11 at State Prison, officials say

One inmate at Mule Creek State Prison has died and 11 others were treated over the weekend for what authorities say are suspected drug overdoses at the facility in Ione. Ten inmates were taken to hospitals because of the incident, and eight have since returned to the prison about 45 miles southeast of Sacramento, officials with the … More Drug Overdose Kills 1 Inmate and Sickens 11 at State Prison, officials say

Ten Charged With Air Dropping Drugs and Phones Into Seven Prisons in UK

Ten people have appeared in court over allegedly plotting to drop drugs and other illegal items into prisons across the North West and Midlands, UK using drones. The eight men and two women, all from the West Midlands, have been accused of three counts of conspiracy to supply drugs, psychoactive substances and banned items, West … More Ten Charged With Air Dropping Drugs and Phones Into Seven Prisons in UK

US State Prison Opens New Addiction Treatment Program Center

Department of Corrections Director,  Reginald D. Michael announced the opening of a new chemical dependency treatment program at Montana State Prison, USA.  The Montana State Correctional Treatment Center (MSCTC) has accepted its first 30 inmates. The secure, remodeled facility that formerly housed the Treasure State “boot camp” program now provides a 90 to 180-day intensive … More US State Prison Opens New Addiction Treatment Program Center