Number of prisoners developing drug habit doubles in 5 years, says report The proportion of prisoners who experienced a problem with illegal substances rose from around 6.4% to 14.8%, says a report.

The proportion of prisoners who experienced a problem with illegal substances rose from around 6.4% to 14.8%, says a report.

The drug problem in jails is becoming "more serious" with the number of inmates developing an addiction behind bars more than doubling in five years, new research suggests.

The proportion of prisoners who said they had experienced a problem with illegal substances rose from around 6.4% to about 14.8%.

And almost 15% of inmates said they were drawn to drugs after being sent to jail, said the report by the Reform think-tank.

It echoed warnings raised by prison inspectors of...
source: The Sky News

2020-01-20 02:32
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