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

CDCR to Construct Solar Generation Project at California Men’s Colony

Project expected to save millions of dollars and will be built at no cost to taxpayers The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will construct a new solar generation project at California Men’s Colony (CMC) in November as part of its ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint. CDCR has already installed solar arrays … More CDCR to Construct Solar Generation Project at California Men’s Colony

US Federal Bureau of Prisons Resume Social Visitation

Non-contact social visits resumed October 3rd The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) recognizes the importance for inmates to maintain relationships with friends and family. During modified operations in response to COVID-19, the BOP suspended social visitation, however, inmates were afforded 500 (vs. 300) telephone minutes per month at no charge to help compensate for the … More US Federal Bureau of Prisons Resume Social Visitation

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

Inmate Accused of Distributing Drug-Laced Postcards in Jail

An inmate currently in the Weber County Jail, Ogden, Utah, USA on federal drug charges is now accused of orchestrating drug-laced postcards to be sent to him, to sell to other inmates in jail. Joshua Lee Kendall, 34, was charged 20.05.2020 with three counts of drug possession. In December 2019, Weber County corrections officers discovered … More Inmate Accused of Distributing Drug-Laced Postcards in Jail

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Introduce ‘Inspect 2 Protect’ Program

For the safety of everyone who spends any time in a secure Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) facility – offenders, visitors and staff – TDCJ’s contraband policy is changing to help keep our prisons safe for all. The Inspect 2 Protect program introduces new regulations for offender mail, revises canine and personal search procedures … More Texas Department of Criminal Justice Introduce ‘Inspect 2 Protect’ Program

Contraband Seized at Correctional Facility Calls for Secure Vendor Program

February 25, 2020, Ogdensburg, NY –As contraband continues to flow into correctional facilities across the state,  New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) was joined by Assemblyman Mark Walczyk in calling on New York State Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to implement the Secure Vendor Program to stem the flow of drugs … More Contraband Seized at Correctional Facility Calls for Secure Vendor Program

New York Correction Officers and 15 Others Charged with Conspiring to Accept Bribes & Smuggling into Rikers Island

Three criminal complaints were unsealed 14.01.2020 in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 21 defendants with conspiring to bribe correction officers employed by the New York City Department of Corrections (“DOC”) as part of narcotics smuggling conspiracies.  Three defendants remain at large.  The initial appearances for 12 of the defendants are scheduled 14.01.2020 before … More New York Correction Officers and 15 Others Charged with Conspiring to Accept Bribes & Smuggling into Rikers Island

Prison Drug Treatment Program Proposed

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites that more than 72,000 people die of fatal drug overdoses every year in the United States. Many of these deaths are preventable. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) – also known as Medication Assisted Recovery – using Methadone, Buprenorphine, or Naltrexone is one of the most effective ways … More Prison Drug Treatment Program Proposed