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

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