Views: 1112|Replies: 7

Drugs and phones found in UK prisons last year [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 7Rank: 7Rank: 7

2016 Most Valuable Member Glod Medal 2015 Most Valuable Member 2012's Best Moderator Medal of honor August's Best Contributor 2012 July's Best Contributor 2012 Gold Medal

Post time 2017-7-9 20:14:26 |Display all floors

More than 200 kilograms of drugs and 13,000 mobile phones were found in prisons last year as the Government admitted the situation was “unacceptable”.

The haul of contraband seized in prisons, which also included 7,000 mobile phone sim cards, illustrates the scale of the challenge facing prison officers who have had to cope with staff cuts and increased violence over recent years.

Prisons minister Sam Gyimah acknowledged the issues would not be resolved overnight but praised the efforts of staff to tackle the problems and highlighted the Government’s recruitment drive to increase officer numbers.

Inmates can use phones to plot crimes from behind bars. (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Figures released by the Ministry of Justice showed 225kg of drugs were recovered across the prison estate in England and Wales in 2016.

The seizure of mobile phones and sim cards helped thwart efforts by inmates to continue plotting further crimes from behind bars, the ministry said.

Officials said a £2 million investment in technology to detect phones and 300 specialist dogs trained to find drugs had helped recover the illegal items.

But Mr Gyimah acknowledged more needed to be done, including the recruitment of extra prison officers.

Drugs in prisons continue to be a major issue.

He said: “I have been clear that the current levels of violence, drugs and mobile phones in our prisons is unacceptable. We have put in place a number of measures to help disrupt this illegal activity as it is an issue I am absolutely determined to resolve.

“These figures highlight the determination of prison staff to disrupt this behaviour, whilst at the same time sending a clear message that we will push to prosecute anyone who involves themselves in this kind of activity.

“The issues within our prisons will not be resolved overnight, but we must make progress in tackling these problems. Bringing in more frontline staff is an integral part of that.

“The number of prison officers in post is on the rise, meaning we are on track to achieving the recruitment of 2,500 officers by 2018


Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2017-7-9 20:23:09 |Display all floors
may I apply for that Job?  my CV is ready to send both in German and (unreadable) Englisch
some day Jiangsu will rule China

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 7Rank: 7Rank: 7

2016 Most Valuable Member Glod Medal 2015 Most Valuable Member 2012's Best Moderator Medal of honor August's Best Contributor 2012 July's Best Contributor 2012 Gold Medal

Post time 2017-7-9 20:24:00 |Display all floors
lionstar Post time: 2017-7-9 20:23
may I apply for that Job?  my CV is ready to send both in German and (unreadable) Englisch

Sorry what did you say> I can't understand it








Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2017-7-9 20:39:09 |Display all floors
1584austin Post time: 2017-7-9 20:24
Sorry what did you say> I can't understand it

Ohhhhh
so I will ask Teaspoon to teach me better Chinglish
some day Jiangsu will rule China

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 7Rank: 7Rank: 7

2016 Most Valuable Member Glod Medal 2015 Most Valuable Member 2012's Best Moderator Medal of honor August's Best Contributor 2012 July's Best Contributor 2012 Gold Medal

Post time 2017-7-9 23:36:32 |Display all floors
lionstar Post time: 2017-7-9 20:39
Ohhhhh
so I will ask Teaspoon to teach me better Chinglish

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 7Rank: 7Rank: 7

2016 Most Valuable Member Glod Medal 2015 Most Valuable Member 2012's Best Moderator Medal of honor August's Best Contributor 2012 July's Best Contributor 2012 Gold Medal

Post time 2017-7-10 01:09:51 |Display all floors
lionstar Post time: 2017-7-9 20:23
may I apply for that Job?  my CV is ready to send both in German and (unreadable) Englisch

I hope you get the job

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2017-7-10 02:52:32 |Display all floors
1584austin Post time: 2017-7-10 01:09
I hope you get the job

won't take it.....can't live on GB-style B&B and bloody pudding and fishNchips and Austins there which drive on the wrong side and 88x/day named "Sir"....and last but not least coz BREX-IT
some day Jiangsu will rule China

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.