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Fremantle_Prison_inmates_and_main_front_Iwel_jpeg_convert.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xPrisons not equipped to stop drug supply and security standards vary, thinktank says

The proportion of prisoners developing a drug problem in custody has more than doubled in the past five years, research suggests.

The analysis of survey data from HM Inspectorate of Prisons by the thinktank Reform found that the proportion of inmates who reported developing a drug problem in prison rose 8.4 percentage points to almost 15% between 2013-14 and 2018-19.

The study found that much of the estate was not equipped to disrupt the drug supply and that security standards varied from prison to prison.

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The Guardian

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