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

Importance of opioid antidote Narcan in Jails

According to the CDC in the United States of America, over 47,000 people died from overdoses in 2014, most from opioids like heroin, hydrocodone, OxyContin, morphine and fentanyl. Whilst the number of state and federal prisoner deaths in the US was 3,927 only 49 of those deaths were officially linked to drug/alcohol intoxication according to the … More Importance of opioid antidote Narcan in Jails

The GEO Group Awarded Contract for the Development and Operation of a New Company-Owned 1,000-Bed Detention Facility in Texas

The GEO Group announced today that it has been awarded a contract by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) for the development and operation of a new $110 million, company-owned 1,000-bed Detention Facility to be located in Conroe, Texas. GEO expects to design, finance, build, and operate the company-owned Facility under a ten-year contract with … More The GEO Group Awarded Contract for the Development and Operation of a New Company-Owned 1,000-Bed Detention Facility in Texas

Correctional Officers indicted in prison smuggling ring

A racketeering scheme at Maryland’s largest state prison, The Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI) in Westover, USA was uncovered following a tipoff from a Prison Guard. On September 29th 2016, 80 people including 18 correctional officers, 35 inmates and 27 “outside facilitators” (someone on the outside that delivered food to the Correctional Officers to smuggle inside … More Correctional Officers indicted in prison smuggling ring