Pubdate: Sat, 16 May 1998
Source: Scotsman (UK) 


Sir, - I find it incredible that the Prison Service cannot keep drugs out of
prisons. Talking about drug-free wings and rehabilitation, and not taking
such a hard line on soft drugs: has the world gone mad?

Surely, the whole system should be closed down and started afresh, under new
management and staff, if it has reached the point that drugs are so freely
available that an addict can maintain his habit, or, worse, someone can go
into prison who is not a drug taker and come out an addict.

How can there be any drugs whatsoever in a prison? Where are they getting
them from?

David Gibbon Mayfield Road, Edinburgh

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