Number of prisoners developing drug problems doubles in just five years

More and more prisoners are developing drug problems while in prison, research suggests.

The number of people developing a drug problem behind bars has more than doubled in just five years, according to analysis by the Reform think tank.

They found that almost 15% of prisoners reported being drawn to illegal drugs after going to jail.

To carry out the study, they looked at the results of surveys of inmates carried out between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The findings suggest...
source: Metro

2020-01-20 02:32
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