Prison boss axes day release for inmates because they were using it to smuggle drugs

Mail Online | 7/1/2019 | Daily Mail Reporter
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A prison has banned inmates from day release because they were smuggling in drugs on their return.

Officers were told that offenders were being threatened by other inmates into bringing back illicit substances.

Drugs - Bodies - Detection

They were concealing the drugs inside their bodies to avoid detection.

The drastic move by HMP Brixton in south London is further evidence of the scale of the drugs epidemic inside jails.

Decision - Policy - Schemes - Inmates - Life

The decision goes against a general policy of using day-release schemes to help inmates adjust to life outside prison.

But Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke credited it with bringing about...
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