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12 Oct 2018

Chelmsford Prison has one of worst rates of drug use in UK

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

Another prison, another shocking inspection report – this time from HMP Chelmsford. A visit by inspectors in May this year found high levels of violence at the Essex prison, and one of the worst rates of drug use seen in a UK jail.

The Chief Inspector of Prisons said the increase in violence, number of suicides, availability of drugs and poor living conditions were “unacceptable”.