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20 Jan 2020

Increase in prisoners developing drug habits

Home Affairs Correspondent

“It’s easier to get drugs in prison than a clean pair of socks” according to one former inmate.

The number of prisoners becoming addicted to drugs while in jail has doubled in five years – begging the questions: why are drugs getting in, and how can inmates ever hope to be rehabilitated?

According to research by the charity Reform, nearly 15% of prisoners say they started using illegal substances while inside.