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

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

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In a world where prisoners riot due to privileges being withdrawn, (Tobacco in UK prisons in July 2017), prison officers protest and strike over staffing levels, overcrowding and violent prisoners, (France in January 2018),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

Prison Authorities in Canada Release Remarkable Body Scanner Results

Stopping drugs entering prisons is one of the hottest subjects around, the world over.  Pick up any paper, “google search” or simply watch the news, and every day, somewhere in the world, you will find that drugs in prisons are causing a multitude of issues; be that rioting, gang related crime or the death of an … More Prison Authorities in Canada Release Remarkable Body Scanner Results

Saab Signs Contract for Australian Prison Security System

Defence and security company Saab has won two contracts to provide the electronic security system for what will be Australia’s largest correctional facility. Early works began earlier this month and construction will be completed over a three year period, subject to planning approval. The state-of-the-art prison will be located near the north-eastern New South Wales … More Saab Signs Contract for Australian Prison Security System

Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons

A huge haul of drugs and mobile phones has been recovered since the introduction of detection measures to crackdown on prison contraband. 225kg of illicit drugs recovered from prisons in 2016 over 20,000 mobile phones and sim cards recovered criminals using drones to smuggle phones and drugs into prisons jailed for a combined total of over … More Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons

Justice Secretary David Lidington sets out the essential reforms under way to make UK prisons places of safety and reform

An open letter from the Justice Secretary, The Rt Hon David Lidlington, MP issued on 21st June, 2017 by the UK Ministry of Justice details essential reforms in UK prisons. “The work to make our prisons true places of reform and rehabilitation is already under way – and it will continue unabated. When someone is … More Justice Secretary David Lidington sets out the essential reforms under way to make UK prisons places of safety and reform