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

Recently freed inmates deliberately re-offending to cash in on drugs

Former inmates are deliberately getting sent back to prison to cash in on lucrative profits on offer for selling drugs previously known as “legal highs”, according to a new report. Prices for the substances can jump 33-fold once they cross into jails – providing prisoners with an incentive to go back behind bars to make … More Recently freed inmates deliberately re-offending to cash in on drugs

Correctional Officers indicted in prison smuggling ring

A racketeering scheme at Maryland’s largest state prison, The Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI) in Westover, USA was uncovered following a tipoff from a Prison Guard. On September 29th 2016, 80 people including 18 correctional officers, 35 inmates and 27 “outside facilitators” (someone on the outside that delivered food to the Correctional Officers to smuggle inside … More Correctional Officers indicted in prison smuggling ring