Drugs Seized at Mid‐State Correctional Facility Six Ounces of Synthetic Marijuana Recovered

New York, USA – Officers recovered synthetic marijuana and Suboxone in five mailed packages sent to inmates at the medium-security correctional facility. On Monday, June 29, an officer processing snacks mailed to an inmate noticed the packages had been tampered with. Upon opening the packages, the officer found a green leafy substance mixed in the … More Drugs Seized at Mid‐State Correctional Facility Six Ounces of Synthetic Marijuana Recovered

IPS Encourage Families Not To Smuggle Drugs Into Prisons As Physical Visits Finally Resume.

As the Irish Prison Service (IPS) opens its doors once again to visitors, there is a “new” normal that visitors will have to get used to. Since a ban on physical visits was imposed in March, IPS prisons have not only been free of Covid-19 but have shown a severely decreased volume of drugs being … More IPS Encourage Families Not To Smuggle Drugs Into Prisons As Physical Visits Finally Resume.

Independent Monitors at HMP Highpoint Raise Concerns About Drugs Coming Into the Prison

The Board recognises the pro-active approach to stopping supplies In its 2019 annual report published this week, the IMB (Independent Monitoring Boards) at HMP Highpoint notes that on the whole prisoners receive fair treatment at Highpoint and through its leadership the prison has a strong commitment towards the humane treatment of men in its care and … More Independent Monitors at HMP Highpoint Raise Concerns About Drugs Coming Into the Prison

Drugs Discovered in Multiple Mail Packages in New York Correctional Facilities

Drugs continue to be seized at a rapid pace from inmate mail as staff discover them during processing in the mailroom. At Willard Correctional Facility, a drug treatment campus for inmates, staff discovered Suboxone, a prescription drug to treat opioid addiction, in six mailed letters between Monday, May 4 and Monday, May 18. In most … More Drugs Discovered in Multiple Mail Packages in New York Correctional Facilities

Four Women Charged with Smuggling Contraband and Possession Of Controlled Substances At The Pinellas County Jail

In the USA, Detectives assigned to the Detention Investigations Unit have charged four women involved in introducing contraband and possession of controlled substances at the Pinellas County Jail.   On April 17, 2020, a letter was received at the Pinellas County Jail, which was addressed to 31-year-old inmate Danielle Tufano. Upon examination of the letter, it … More Four Women Charged with Smuggling Contraband and Possession Of Controlled Substances At The Pinellas County Jail

UK Prison Corruption Unit Arrest Two Staff Members of HMP Berwyn

Officers from the Prison Corruption Unit at the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) have arrested two women aged 29 and 32, who are employed to work at HMP Berwyn, Wrexham on suspicion of misconduct in a public office and possession with intent to supply drugs. The 29 year old was also arrested on … More UK Prison Corruption Unit Arrest Two Staff Members of HMP Berwyn

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