Prison Visitor Jailed for Smuggling Drugs into HMP Berwyn

A woman has been jailed after she was caught smuggling drugs worth thousands of pounds into HMP Berwyn, the largest prison in England and Wales and the 2nd largest in Europe.  Berwyn prison opened in February 2017 and is a  smoke-free closed rehabilitation establishment which holds 2,106 category C men.   The woman was intercepted by … More Prison Visitor Jailed for Smuggling Drugs into HMP Berwyn

Contraband Seized at Correctional Facility Calls for Secure Vendor Program

February 25, 2020, Ogdensburg, NY –As contraband continues to flow into correctional facilities across the state,  New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) was joined by Assemblyman Mark Walczyk in calling on New York State Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to implement the Secure Vendor Program to stem the flow of drugs … More Contraband Seized at Correctional Facility Calls for Secure Vendor Program

New York Correction Officers and 15 Others Charged with Conspiring to Accept Bribes & Smuggling into Rikers Island

Three criminal complaints were unsealed 14.01.2020 in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 21 defendants with conspiring to bribe correction officers employed by the New York City Department of Corrections (“DOC”) as part of narcotics smuggling conspiracies.  Three defendants remain at large.  The initial appearances for 12 of the defendants are scheduled 14.01.2020 before … More New York Correction Officers and 15 Others Charged with Conspiring to Accept Bribes & Smuggling into Rikers Island

A State of Emergency Declared in Honduras Prisons

The Executive Branch of the Honduran Government declared a state of emergency in the Honduras prison system on Tuesday 17.12.19 after the existing administration, the National Penitentiary Institute had not been able to stop a series of violent events that occurred over recent days. The Defence Minister, Fredy Diaz, said that all prisons will now … More A State of Emergency Declared in Honduras Prisons

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

Illicit Phone in Prison Used to Mastermind Drug Ring & Money Laundering

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that 29 people were each indicted for Drug Conspiracy, punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000,000 fine, yesterday 18th September, 2019 All 29 defendants are charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, with some of those defendants … More Illicit Phone in Prison Used to Mastermind Drug Ring & Money Laundering

10 Prisons Project Sees Drops in Violence and Drugs

Violence and drug use at some of the UK’s most challenging prisons in England and Wales have fallen following a trailblazing year-long programme, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer MP announced today (22 August 2019).  The 10 Prisons Project was a ground-breaking attempt to turn around some of the most difficult jails through enhanced security, strong leadership … More 10 Prisons Project Sees Drops in Violence and Drugs

Flaming Socks the Latest Way to Smuggle Drugs into Prisons

The “common-or-garden” sock has many uses within the prison community; from being filled with aggregate or heavy objects to make a weapon, to being used to make “hooch” or prison alcohol.  Now they are being used as part of the latest tactic to smuggle contraband into Irish prisons. Although not new, the flaming socks sporadic … More Flaming Socks the Latest Way to Smuggle Drugs into Prisons

Investigation After Leaked Phone Footage of Drugs In South African Prison

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa, Ronald Lamola has ordered an immediate investigation into Durban’s Westville Correction Facility after videos taken on mobile phones appeared on social media showing inmates indulging in drugs and in possession of weapons. The two videos were leaked on Monday 24th June, following news … More Investigation After Leaked Phone Footage of Drugs In South African Prison

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