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£100 million crackdown on criminality in prisons outlined by Ministry of Justice

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the Government has announced. The investment will target all types of crime in prison – from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm through to gang...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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Specialist Task Force formed by Government to tackle staff corruption in prisons estate

A dedicated specialist Task Force designed to tackle staff corruption in Britain’s jails has been announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke. The new Counter Corruption Unit will proactively pursue those suspected of corrupt activity in prison and probation services across...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Mobile phone detection kit introduced in UK’s prisons by Ministry of Justice

Specialist mobile detection technology is being used to detect and seize illegal phones used by prisoners, Justice Secretary David Gauke has revealed. The new technology is the latest weapon in the fight against phone smuggling which can lead to drug-dealing and violence behind...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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Wisenet TNV-7010RC camera for secure room environments launched by Hanwha Techwin

The new Wisenet TNV-7010RC 3 MP corner mount camera manufactured by Hanwha Techwin has been designed to meet the requirements of police services, prison managers and mental health institutions where there’s a defined Duty of Care to prevent detainees, inmates and patients...
Posted On 21 Feb 2019
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ClanTect Motion Detection Systems adds ‘ClanConnect’ for high speed data connectivity

ClanTect, the UK-based specialist in motion detection systems for the security sector, has announced the launch of its powerful new ‘ClanConnect’ communications software module. ‘ClanConnect’ provides a high speed and secure communications gateway, connecting a wide dispersed...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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Government set to consult on safe use and effective regulation of drones

The Government is to consult on new measures designed to prevent the misuse of drones, including on-the-spot fines and the ability to seize them if necessary. The new measures are intended to ensure drones are being used safely in a market that’s set to grow rapidly over...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee outlines Government’s vision for Secure Schools

The Conservative Government’s Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee has outlined the next steps in the Ministry of Justice’s pioneering vision for Secure Schools. As part of the Department’s promise to put education at the heart of youth custody, it has published guidance setting...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018
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Traka’s new White Paper broadens discussion on introduction of body-worn cameras

Traka has launched a new downloadable White Paper in a bid to open up the discussion on the opportunities and challenges of introducing body-worn camera technology into our communities. Entitled ‘Body-Worn Camera Technology in our Community’, the document examines the...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
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Conservatives outline security and policing plans in General Election Manifesto

The Conservative Party’s Manifesto for the 2015 General Election contains detailed sections on fighting crime and terrorism, and also places a strong emphasis on standing up for the victims of crime. Brian Sims takes a look at the Tories’ proposed plans for a post-7...
Posted On 15 Apr 2015