Hundreds of prison staff have been caught smuggling drugs, weapons and mobile phones into jails, according to the Observer.
A Freedom of Information request by the paper found that 341 staff in England and Wales had been dismissed, excluded, convicted or cautioned by police in the past six years as a result. So now we all know mind you I bet most of us suspected it to be so.
I have often thought that a way to kill two birds with one stone as it were, would be to invest in putting drug treatment clinics inside prisons. People are often incarcerated for considerable periods, and that would allow for the recovery process to be completed. Prisoners might be released free of one of the problems in their lives, at least.
All we have to do then is stop drugs getting in, and that's a very much more difficult problem.
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