New Figures Show The Harsh Reality of Illegal Drugs in Prison

New figures have laid bare the “harsh reality” of the number of inmates going into a north-east prison on illegal drugs. Data released by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) shows 63% of criminals admitted to HMP Grampian over the month of November last year tested positive. And despite security measures aimed at minimising access to … More New Figures Show The Harsh Reality of Illegal Drugs in Prison

Beat the Boss – The Fight Against Mobile Phones in Our Prisons

Take a look around you… Mobile phones – everyone has one. From the toddler on their parents’ phone watching a downloadable cartoon, to a teenager keeping in contact with their friends through social media, to the person reading their newspaper online, or an elderly person playing a crossword game on line. The number of mobile … More Beat the Boss – The Fight Against Mobile Phones in Our Prisons

Ten Charged With Air Dropping Drugs and Phones Into Seven Prisons in UK

Ten people have appeared in court over allegedly plotting to drop drugs and other illegal items into prisons across the North West and Midlands, UK using drones. The eight men and two women, all from the West Midlands, have been accused of three counts of conspiracy to supply drugs, psychoactive substances and banned items, West … More Ten Charged With Air Dropping Drugs and Phones Into Seven Prisons in UK

US State Prison Opens New Addiction Treatment Program Center

Department of Corrections Director,  Reginald D. Michael announced the opening of a new chemical dependency treatment program at Montana State Prison, USA.  The Montana State Correctional Treatment Center (MSCTC) has accepted its first 30 inmates. The secure, remodeled facility that formerly housed the Treasure State “boot camp” program now provides a 90 to 180-day intensive … More US State Prison Opens New Addiction Treatment Program Center

IOWA Prisons Prepare as Opioid Epidemic Increase

Iowa’s Department of Corrections is preparing for a possible increase in the number of inmates infected with HIV and hepatitis C because of the opioid epidemic, an outcome that could put pressure on an already cash-strapped system. State public health officials say they have yet to link any new HIV infections to opioid use, but … More IOWA Prisons Prepare as Opioid Epidemic Increase

UK Prison Fears Letters are ‘Soaked in Drugs’

Increased levels of violence caused by psychoactive substances had seen  UK Prison, HMP Wealstun inmates and staff needing hospital treatment, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) revealed. Its report said staff at the jail near Wetherby were dealing with issues involving drugs up to 10 times a day. The Prison Service said it had increased the number of … More UK Prison Fears Letters are ‘Soaked in Drugs’

Slovenia: Overcrowding in Prisons Decreased, Climate Improved but with some Reservations

In a new report published today in Strasbourg, the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee gives a generally positive assessment of the treatment of persons detained by the police, the situation of prisoners and of foreign nationals deprived of their liberty, as well as of forensic psychiatric patients. However, additional safeguards are needed for the usage of electrical … More Slovenia: Overcrowding in Prisons Decreased, Climate Improved but with some Reservations

UK Ministry of Justice Announces Record Numbers of New Prison Officer Recruits

Government on track to hit target of 2,500 new officers by 2018. Prison officer recruitment numbers are at their highest since records began, according to new figures released today by Justice Secretary David Lidington. From January 2017 there has been a net increase of 868 new prison officers joining the hard-working and dedicated staff in our … More UK Ministry of Justice Announces Record Numbers of New Prison Officer Recruits

US Dept of Justice Announces New Federal Bureau of Prisons Director

Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the selection of General Mark S. Inch as the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). “General Mark Inch has served this country at home and abroad for 35 years,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “As a military policeman for nearly a quarter of a century and as the … More US Dept of Justice Announces New Federal Bureau of Prisons Director

Rheinmetall technology for securer prisons – important first orders

Rheinmetall AG has won two important first orders for protecting sensitive government infrastructure from aerial drones. In Switzerland, the central prison in Lenzburg and the intercantonal penitentiary in Bostadel have contracted with the Düsseldorf-based high-tech group to install drone detection equipment known as the Radshield system. Consisting of an array of video cameras, infrared sensors and … More Rheinmetall technology for securer prisons – important first orders