Sherwood Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Drugs into Coffee Creek Women’s Prison

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Sherwood, Oregon man pleaded guilty today for smuggling drugs into the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. Richard Steven Alberts II, 32, pleaded guilty to the charge of Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§841(a)(1), 841 (b)(1)(C), and 846. He will be sentenced on February … More Sherwood Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Drugs into Coffee Creek Women’s Prison

Coronavirus In Prisons: What’s Happening Across Europe?

Due to be hosted by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, the online event – “Coronavirus In Prisons; What’s Happening Across Europe?” will explore prison population changes across European states during the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic and the measures implemented to control it have had an extraordinary impact on society. Prisons are no exception, … More Coronavirus In Prisons: What’s Happening Across Europe?

Royal Appointment of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons.

The Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC, has announced the Royal Appointment of Charlie Taylor as the Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMCI Prisons) for a tenure of three years. His appointment will commence on 1 November 2020 and run until 31 October 2023. Mr Taylor’s appointment follows a report from … More Royal Appointment of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons.

Madagascar: 22 Inmates Killed During Mass Escape

Responding to news that Malagasy security forces killed 22 inmates escaping from Farafangana prison in the south-east of the country, Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa said: “‘This is an appalling attack on the right to life, which shows that the Malagasy government continues to neglect detainees’ lives. We have … More Madagascar: 22 Inmates Killed During Mass Escape

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

DOJ OIG Releases Management Advisory Memorandum of Concerns Identified During Mock Exercises by Federal Bureau of Prisons Special Operations Response Teams

Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today the release of a Management Advisory Memorandum to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) identifying concerns with the handling of mock exercises by the BOP Special Operations Response Teams (SORT). This memorandum arises out of concerns identified in connection with two … More DOJ OIG Releases Management Advisory Memorandum of Concerns Identified During Mock Exercises by Federal Bureau of Prisons Special Operations Response Teams

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

Call for Inmates To Be Released After COVID-19 Outbreak in Eastern Cape Prisons

In an open letter sent to the President of the Republic of South Africa, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, and other governmental and correctional bodies, the Detention Justice Forum (DJF) listed their recommendations of precautionary measures to be implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis to protect the health and safety of … More Call for Inmates To Be Released After COVID-19 Outbreak in Eastern Cape Prisons

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