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

Tehachapi: A Unique Art Project at a California Correctional Institution

In October 2019, French artist JR created a one-of-a-kind art activation within the walls of California Correctional Institution: Tehachapi in Southern California – a maximum security 4 facility. For the Tehachapi project, JR photographed portraits of the 48 people from above to create a sense of depth. He divided the images into 338 paper strips, … More Tehachapi: A Unique Art Project at a California Correctional Institution

54 Defendants Indicted in “Prison Empire” – Grand Jury Investigation

Another State Grand Jury Investigation Results in Indictments Alleging Drug Trafficking Facilitated Through Use of Contraband Cell Phones In South Carolina Prisons; 54 Defendants Indicted in “Prison Empire! In the USA, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that the South Carolina State Grand Jury has issued a round of indictments in the drug trafficking … More 54 Defendants Indicted in “Prison Empire” – Grand Jury Investigation

Governor Newsom Signs Bill to Halt Private, For-Profit Prisons and Immigration Detention Facilities in California

US Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), which will phase out the use of all private, for-profit prisons, including both prisons and immigration detention facilities, in California. AB 32 will bar the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from entering into … More Governor Newsom Signs Bill to Halt Private, For-Profit Prisons and Immigration Detention Facilities in California

Illicit Phone in Prison Used to Mastermind Drug Ring & Money Laundering

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that 29 people were each indicted for Drug Conspiracy, punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000,000 fine, yesterday 18th September, 2019 All 29 defendants are charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, with some of those defendants … More Illicit Phone in Prison Used to Mastermind Drug Ring & Money Laundering

New US Report Reveals 25% Of People Sent to Jail Re-Offend

A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative, Arrest, Release, Repeat  reveals that about 4.9 million people are jailed in the U.S. each year. Most of the 4.9 million are only arrested once, but, 1 in 4 detainees are arrested more than once a year, and a whopping 428,000 people are arrested three or more … More New US Report Reveals 25% Of People Sent to Jail Re-Offend

South Carolina Department of Corrections Installs 18 Soter RS Body Scanners in their Facilities

ODSECURITY and ODSECURITY North America have recently finished installing Soter RS Body Scanners into 18 different sites within South Carolina Department of Corrections. In this installation, each of the 18 SOTER RS Body scanners are connected to one central data base. This advanced database allows for the subjects identity to be verified by either an … More South Carolina Department of Corrections Installs 18 Soter RS Body Scanners in their Facilities

Contraband Crisis in Department of Corrections

“South Carolina Department Of Corrections is Facing a Crisis in Contraband” – Says United States Attorney District of South Carolina, Beth Drake  In April, 2019 United States Attorney Beth Drake announced the indictment and arrest of fourteen former employees of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) on federal charges related to accepting bribes and … More Contraband Crisis in Department of Corrections

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