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Charges included introduction or attempts to introduce contraband into a correctional facility, unlawfully operating a drone, terroristic acts and felony conspiracy
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested three suspects who were attempting to fly a contraband loaded drone into the prison
Agencies came together for the mock incident at the Greensville Correction Center
Officials suspect a larger-scale operation of contraband introduction into multiple Florida correctional institutions using drones
Like any other year, it seems there’s just no limit to how far people will go for drugs, wireless devices, the chance to escape, or all of the above
Prison leaders added that adopting more advanced surveillance technology will not only curtail chronic shortages but also streamline information and communications for both inmates and staff
Each session of the three-week series will cover a different critical aspect of drone detection system deployment
On Sunday, two unrelated groups attempted to fly drones carrying contraband into the prison grounds at the same time, police said
The sheriff’s office found several pounds of marijuana and tobacco, three cellphones and a “USB-C to lightning converter”
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The advisory guidance aims to help non-federal public and private entities better understand federal laws and regulations related to UAS operations
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Agents learned of at least seven deliveries by drone of contraband intended for inmates at Fort Dix federal prison
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The smuggling of drugs and other contraband into county-run jails has recently been an issue
The bill would ban the use of drones to help stop contraband issues and lower the age eligibility for COs
The House gave first-round approval to legislation that would ground drones near correctional facilities
An inmate’s wife and daughter were caught near the prison’s front gate with a remote control and iPad in the backseat
From inmate mental healthcare to officer recruitment and retention, the corrections profession faced many challenges in 2018
The Federal Aviation Administration said that drones will be barred from the air up to 400 feet above the facilities
The measure would impose new safety and privacy rules on the remote-control machines
In the first six months of this year, they’ve spotted 35 drones
The inmate used wire cutters that were likely dropped from a drone as part of an elaborate escape plan
The final version of the bill also prohibits drones over immigrant detention centers
The measure makes flying a drone intentionally over a stadium or correctional facility punishable by up to six months in jail
The arrests came after an overnight chase involving the suspects and authorities outside Kershaw Correctional Institution
The specialist squad will research methods and types of drones and share data with law enforcement across the country
The bill would make it a low-grade felony with a fine if the drone is used to deliver weapons or contraband
Lawmakers could ban drones from flying over jails without permission and make their owners responsible for damage caused by a crash