Former Correctional Officer Sentenced After Smuggling Contraband into US State Prison

Mark Edward Jeffery, a former Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) officer, who smuggled alcohol, drugs, and contraband cellphones into Hays State Prison, has been sentenced to federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.  “Smuggling illegal contraband into a prison jeopardizes the safety of jailers and inmates alike,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. … More Former Correctional Officer Sentenced After Smuggling Contraband into US State Prison

Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Smuggle Opioids into US Prison

A former corrections officer at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute facility in Norfolk, USA (MCI-Norfolk) pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with a conspiracy to smuggle Suboxone strips into the facility for an inmate. Steven J. Frazer, 29, of Cumberland, R.I., pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with one count of … More Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Smuggle Opioids into US Prison

$18M Worth of Cocaine Found Inside Boxes Bananas Donated to Prison

This morning, 21.09.18 two officers from Texas Department of Criminal Justice collected 2 pallets of ripe bananas; 45 boxes. This was a donation from a Freeport business to the Scott Unit, as they were already ripe. Sometimes, life gives you lemons. Sometimes, it gives you bananas. And sometimes, it gives you something you’d never expect! … More $18M Worth of Cocaine Found Inside Boxes Bananas Donated to 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

FDC Cancels Visitation Rights Following Visitors Caught Smuggling Contraband Into Prisons

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced the cancellation of weekend visitations in response to significant contraband recoveries at many institutions.  Michelle Glady, FDC Communications Director: “The secure operation of our correctional institutions in support of public safety is our chief priority. We have zero tolerance for inmate misconduct or the introduction of contraband into … More FDC Cancels Visitation Rights Following Visitors Caught Smuggling Contraband Into Prisons

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

Body Scanner: High-Tech Search For Contraband

CELINA, USA – Before being processed through intake at the Mercer County jail, all incoming inmates are screened for contraband hidden inside or upon them with a new full-body scanner that debuted on Nov. 22. County commissioners last year approved sheriff Jeff Grey’s request to purchase the system for $118,750 plus an extended warranty for … More Body Scanner: High-Tech Search For Contraband

US State Prison Donates 503 Contraband Phones to Soldiers

Recently, Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) in California, donated 503 contraband cellular phones to the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services and emergency funding to active-duty military members and veterans. Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has provided more than 300 … More US State Prison Donates 503 Contraband Phones to Soldiers

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

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