Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Raises Concerns Over Allegations of Romania’s Prison Abuse

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its visit to Romania carried out from 7 to 19 February 2018, together with the response of the Romanian authorities. The report states that a considerable number of allegations of physical … More Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Raises Concerns Over Allegations of Romania’s Prison Abuse

Mother and Son Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into HMP Pentonville Prison

A mother and son have been sentenced for smuggling drugs into HMP Pentonville Prison. Gary Grannells, 40, was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Tuesday, 12 February, to three years and four months’ imprisonment for Possession of Controlled Drug of Class B with Intent to Supply. He also received one year and four months’ sentence … More Mother and Son Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into HMP Pentonville Prison

Invitation for Submissions to Healthy Prison Review of AMC

In Australia, The Office of the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Inspector of Correctional Services (OICS) will be conducting a Healthy Prison Review of AMC (Alexander Maconochie Centre) in mid-2019 and is inviting submissions from stakeholders. The healthy prison framework adopted by the OICS broadly comprises four ‘pillars’: Safety Detainees, even the most vulnerable, are held … More Invitation for Submissions to Healthy Prison Review of AMC

Police in Kuala Lumpur Destroy Prison Drug Ring

Police in Kuala Lumpur have destroyed a syndicate who had been supplying drugs into Simpang Renggam Prison.  Five men, aged between 26 and 30, were arrested in Johor on Saturday 12th January, 2019 and drugs worth RM814,000 were also seized. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun told reporters in Bukit Aman, “On Jan … More Police in Kuala Lumpur Destroy Prison Drug Ring

Seventeen Defendants Named in Multiple Indictments For Operating Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Ring; Defendants include Inmate Serving Time in Federal Prison in Oklahoma

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, along with the New York State Drug Enforcement Task Force, today announced that 17 defendants have been variously charged in six separate indictments with conspiracy, sale and possession of a controlled substance in connection with a narcotics trafficking ring that sold and possessed over $1 million worth of narcotics during … More Seventeen Defendants Named in Multiple Indictments For Operating Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Ring; Defendants include Inmate Serving Time in Federal Prison in Oklahoma

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?