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

£100 Million Crackdown on Crime in UK Prisons

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the government announced 13 August 2019. The investment will target all types of crime in prison; from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm, to gang kingpins continuing to run their operations from jail, … More £100 Million Crackdown on Crime in UK Prisons

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

Brazil Drug Trafficker Attempts Prison Escape Disguised as his Daughter

42 year old, Clauvino da Silver, who is currently serving a sentence of 73 years and ten months for drug trafficking was caught on Saturday during visiting hours disguised as his 14 year old daughter, Ana Gabriele Leandro da Silva. Clauvino da Silver, was wearing a silicone mask, wig, bra, tight pink t-shirt, jeans and flip … More Brazil Drug Trafficker Attempts Prison Escape Disguised as his Daughter

South Carolina Department of Corrections Installs 18 Soter RS Body Scanners in their Facilities

ODSECURITY and ODSECURITY North America have recently finished installing Soter RS Body Scanners into 18 different sites within South Carolina Department of Corrections. In this installation, each of the 18 SOTER RS Body scanners are connected to one central data base. This advanced database allows for the subjects identity to be verified by either an … More South Carolina Department of Corrections Installs 18 Soter RS Body Scanners in their Facilities

Two French Prison Guard Hostages Freed From Armed Inmate

UPDATE: 12.06.2019 – The intervention of RAID (Recherche, Assistance, Intervention, Dissuasion) and ERIS (Equipes Régionales d’Intervention et de Sécurité) teams at the Penitentiary Center of Alençon-Condé-sur-Sarthe, Normandy, France ended on June 12th around 00:30 The first prison guard was released around 11.30pm, and the second was released when the inmate surrendered. The Minister of Justice,  … More Two French Prison Guard Hostages Freed From Armed Inmate

UK – Offender Rehabilitation Drive Boosted by New Release On Temporary Licence rules

One year on from the launch of the prisons Education and Employment Strategy, 230 additional businesses, including Pret A Manger and Greene King, have joined the UK Ministry of Justice’s flagship offender work placement scheme, the New Futures Network (NFN). One year since prison Education and Employment Strategy, 230 additional businesses have joined the New … More UK – Offender Rehabilitation Drive Boosted by New Release On Temporary Licence rules

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

Prison Gangs, Violence and Contraband still a Major Problem – Prison Officers Association

Jim Mitchell, Deputy General Secretary of the Prison Officers Association, speaking at their Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo this week said, “The numbers, motivation and behaviour of prison gangs within our prisons is a major concern for individual prison officers and this association. In our major prisons, in particular, individual prison officers must deal with threats … More Prison Gangs, Violence and Contraband still a Major Problem – Prison Officers Association

Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Smuggle Opioids into US Prison

A former corrections officer at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute facility in Norfolk, USA (MCI-Norfolk) pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with a conspiracy to smuggle Suboxone strips into the facility for an inmate. Steven J. Frazer, 29, of Cumberland, R.I., pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with one count of … More Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Smuggle Opioids into US Prison