hacking
Man Gets Jail Time for Trying to Hack a Prison and Release His Friend

A Michigan man will spend the next seven years and three months behind bars as punishment for attempting to hack a county jail’s computer system and altering prison records to get his friend released early. Read More >>

crime
Assange Hopes for Prison* Release

That man who's under the mistaken impression he's in a prison would like to be allowed out of the prison of his own imagination, and is asking the UK courts to have him... released. Read More >>

crime
Ministry of Justice Demands Ban on Bumhole-Friendly Tiny Phones

The current justice secretary has called for the current generation of ultra small mobile phones to be banned, because, he thinks, they only exist so they can be smuggled into prisons within the body cavities of kindly visiting friends and relatives. Read More >>

politics
Chelsea Manning Free After Seven Years in Military Prison

After seven years in prison, Chelsea Manning was released early Wednesday morning from the Fort Leavenworth disciplinary barracks in Kansas. Read More >>

drones
Justice Secretary Thinks Barking Dogs Can Scare Away Drones

The justice secretary, speaking on the very modern and serious matter of people flying things into prisons by drone, has revealed that she hasn't really got much of a clue about drones. Including, but not limited to, how they work, how they are operated, why they stay in the sky and anything about what they're actually like. Read More >>

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How a Tattoo Gun is Made in Prison

People in prison are so damn resourceful that they can turn a pen, a Walkman, a couple of paper clips, a few rubber bands, and a set of batteries into a fully functional tattoo gun. The motor, battery pack, and switch come from a Walkman that’s torn apart, the ink obviously comes from the pen, the needle is made from the paper clip, and the rubber bands hold it all together. Read More >>

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For the First Time, Someone’s Been Jailed for Using Drones to Smuggle Goods Into Prisons

Daniel Kelly, you’ve gone down in history. The 37-year-old has become the first person in the UK to be convicted for using a drone to smuggle naughty stuff into prisons. Read More >>

crime
Prison’s Cardboard Police Branded Offensive to Actual Cops

An attempt to reduce the numbers of visitors smuggling drugs, mobile phones and USB sticks heaving with pornography into a prison has been roundly mocked, with Chelmsford Prison's installation of 7ft cardboard policemen in its car park branded an insult to the security staff who actually work there. Read More >>

drones
Christmas for Prisoners Ruined as Drugs Delivery Drone Crashes

A consignment of drugs meant for those locked up in Bullingdon Prison has been knocked out of the sky by prison bosses, with authorities revealing that a drone's cargo of drugs was "intercepted" by prison staff before it could be divvied up among inmates. Read More >>

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Crooks With Drone Busted Trying to Smuggle Porn and Drugs Into Prison

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) often get a bad name for being technological troublemakers, and this story won't gonna help: police from Maryland, US, say they’ve arrested two men who supossedly planned to smuggle contraband into prison using a drone. Read More >>

crime
Enterprising Smugglers Use Drone to Drop Goodies in Prison

An off the shelf DJI Phantom 2 drone was put to bad use by some bad men, who used one of the miniature machines to try to fly contraband goods into Bedford prison. Read More >>

crime
Prisoner Faked Jail Release Emails — And Walked Out

An "experienced" fraudster managed to trick his way out of prison by faking a web site supposedly belonging to the court service and declaring himself a free man in some believable emails. So prison bosses let him out. Read More >>