prisons


Fire safety in prisons: When theory and practice slip their handcuffs

“Inspecting a prison isn’t an al a carte menu where they can decide what parts of the prison they want to inspect, such as food or cleanliness, but ignore fire safety,” says Mark Leech, editor of the Prisons Handbook. Read More

If only our prisons really were like hotels: How ‘Crown immunity’ is hobbling efforts to improve fire safety in the HM Prison Service

In June 2014 Peter Kimberley, the owner of the New Kimberley Hotel in Blackpool, was jailed for 18 months and ordered […] Read More

The many reasons why correctional facilities are turning to aspirating smoke detectors

Traditional technology installed in the return air chase or ductwork can be compromised by an accumulation of dirt and grime and be difficult to access for maintenance without moving inmates, writes Ryan Sandler of Xtralis by Honeywell. Read More

How prison authorities are grappling with the rise of drone-assisted smuggling

There are myriad ways of deterring, repelling, disabling or seizing drones. However, the problem is still so new that prisons around the world are very much in a trial and error phase in deciding on the best solution. Read More

Housing arsonists and reporting 50 fires a week – yet HM Prison Service fails dismally on fire safety

The Grenfell disaster prompted the editor of The Prisons Handbook for England and Wales to issue a freedom of information request to the organisation responsible for fire safety in prisons. What was sent in response he found “deeply troubling”. Read More

Tackling drones, phones and unknowns: innovative solutions for securer prisons

An in depth look at the security challenges faced by prisons and the technology being deployed to surmount them, notably a widening array of drones. Read More

2000ft drone-busting invisible fence erected by Guernsey prison

Les Nicolles prison on Guernsey in the Channel Islands has become the first in the world to use an invisible shield to foil drones programmed to smuggle in drugs, weapons and mobile phones. Read More

Edesix wins contract to provide body-worn cameras to UK prison services

Edesix is now the official body-worn camera provider for Her Majesty’s Prison Service throughout the UK. Read More

Pentonville Prison Installs VehicleScan ANPR Technology to Scan the Underside of Vehicles

The new system represents an improvement in terms of how long it takes to review scans and significantly reduces waiting times for vehicles entering the prison site, the prison authorities concluded in awarding the contract. Read More



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