ODSecurity Sells First-Ever Body Scanner Into Dominican Republic Prisons

Netherlands based, ODSecurity announces the sale and installation of their Soter RS body scanner into Las Parras Correction and Rehabilitation Centre, commonly known as “La Nueva Victoria” in Guerra, in the Dominican Republic. The installation, the first of its kind in the Dominican Republic, was part of a tender alongside OD’s partner for this contract, … More ODSecurity Sells First-Ever Body Scanner Into Dominican Republic Prisons

New Skills Fund to Unlock £500m Per Year Employment Potential of UK Prison Population Supporting Efforts to Rebuild After Covid

Unlocking the skills potential of the UK’s prison population could put £500million a year back into the economy in lowering reoffending rates alone[1], a much-needed boost as we seek to rebuild the economy following Covid, new analysis from the City & Guilds Foundation suggests. The findings come as City & Guilds, the leading skills development … More New Skills Fund to Unlock £500m Per Year Employment Potential of UK Prison Population Supporting Efforts to Rebuild After Covid

Attacks On Custodial Centres in Nigeria

Two Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Custodial Centres in Benin City and Oko in Edo State were attacked yesterday by protesters purportedly under the #ENDSARS aegis, freeing (at the last count) 1,993 inmates in legal custody and looting the centres, including the weapons in their armoury. They came in large number, bearing dangerous weapons and attacked … More Attacks On Custodial Centres in Nigeria

Revised European Prison Rules: New Guidance to Prison Services on Humane Treatment of Inmates

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a Recommendation which updates the 2006 European Prison Rules. The rules, which contain the key legal standards and principles related to prison management, staff and treatment of detainees and are a global reference in this field, guide the 47 Council of Europe member states in their legislation, policies and practices. The revision concerns the rules … More Revised European Prison Rules: New Guidance to Prison Services on Humane Treatment of Inmates

Four New Prisons Boost Rehabilitation and Support UK Economy

Four new prisons are to be built across England over the next six years – boosting efforts to cut crime and kickstart the economy. The first new jail will be built next to HMP Full Sutton, in East Yorkshire, and work is underway to identify locations for a further prison in the North-West of England … More Four New Prisons Boost Rehabilitation and Support UK Economy

Ontario Investing in Frontline Corrections Workers

Hiring More Staff and Updating Infrastructure Will Improve Safety The Ontario government is investing more than $500 million over five years to transform correctional facilities across the province. This funding will help ensure the safety and security of frontline staff. This major investment will support the hiring of more than 500 new staff to help … More Ontario Investing in Frontline Corrections Workers

Prison Estate in UK Expanded to Protect NHS From Coronavirus Risk

Across the estate Prisons are moving towards single-cell accommodation, as much as possible, to limit the spread of infection and the number of deaths. The first wave of 500 temporary cells to be installed at prisons Extra prison space will limit the spread of Coronavirus in jails Builds on Government’s action to protect staff, prisoners … More Prison Estate in UK Expanded to Protect NHS From Coronavirus Risk

Extension of Peter Clarke’s tenure as UK HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

The UK Secretary of State has announced an extension of up to six months to Peter Clarke’s term of office as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, commencing 1 May 2020. A campaign to recruit a new Chief Inspector has concluded without an appointment, and a new campaign will be run. Mr Clarke’s extension will … More Extension of Peter Clarke’s tenure as UK HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Protecting Prisoners, Prison Staff and Visitors from COVID-19

The world is currently facing an unprecedented challenge in dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The World Health Organization’s prevention advice is simple; wash your hands, cough into your elbow, avoid touching your face, distance yourself at least one and a half metres from another person and if you feel unwell, stay at home. Above … More Protecting Prisoners, Prison Staff and Visitors from COVID-19

New Guidelines Issued for Prisons and Detention Centres in the UK

The UK Ministry of Justice together with Public Health England have issued updated guidelines regarding COVID-19: in prisons and other prescribed places of detention guidance. This guidance will assist healthcare staff and custodial and detention staff in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19) in prescribed places of detention (PPDs). The following establishments in England are included within the … More New Guidelines Issued for Prisons and Detention Centres in the UK