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

Safety and Security Must Come First When It Comes to Prison Work Release Programs

In many parts of the US, work release programs are seen as a vital tool in rehabilitating inmates in the weeks and months prior to their release back into normal society. Under these programmes, selected inmates can leave prison to undertake paid work in the community during the last months of their confinement. Inmates must … More Safety and Security Must Come First When It Comes to Prison Work Release Programs

Importance of opioid antidote Narcan in Jails

According to the CDC in the United States of America, over 47,000 people died from overdoses in 2014, most from opioids like heroin, hydrocodone, OxyContin, morphine and fentanyl. Whilst the number of state and federal prisoner deaths in the US was 3,927 only 49 of those deaths were officially linked to drug/alcohol intoxication according to the … More Importance of opioid antidote Narcan in Jails

UK – Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population

The UK Ministry of Justice announced today, that three separation centres are being created and will form part of the wider government strategy to tackle extremism in prisons. Dangerous extremists will be separated from the mainstream prison population and placed into specialist centres, under new rules published today (21 April 2017) by Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah. … More UK – Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population

UK Justice Secretary announces plans to create 5,000 modern prison places

Plans underway for 4 new prisons in Yorkshire, Wigan, Rochester and Port Talbot. New builds to create up to 2,000 construction jobs and generate millions of pounds to British economy Builds on the government’s commitment to create up to 10,000 modern places, aimed at reducing overcrowding and creating the right conditions for reform. Justice Secretary Elizabeth … More UK Justice Secretary announces plans to create 5,000 modern prison places

Brazil’s prison system at breaking point

The prison system in Brazil is at breaking point with 249,000 more prisoners currently detained than the system can officially accommodate. Riots and escapes are an almost daily occurrence, with news of brutality beyond compare being shown through the global press and social media. Ancient and run down prisons built to house a few hundred … More Brazil’s prison system at breaking point

Justice Secretary calls time on failing prisons in white paper to help cut crime and protect society

November 2016 – London, UK – Justice Secretary embarks on a major shake-up of prisons to help cut £15bn cost of re-offending. More than £100m annually to strengthen the front-line with 2,500 more prison officers Rigorous new standards to get prisoners off drugs and into work Prisoners to be tested for drug use on entry … More Justice Secretary calls time on failing prisons in white paper to help cut crime and protect society