Illegal alcohol seized at jail 38 times in six months
A new report is citing a "weak" system that does little to prevent the flow of contraband into one UK jail facility
By C1 Staff
UNITED KINGDOM — A new report is citing a “weak” system that does little to prevent the flow of contraband into one UK jail facility.
The Telegraph reports that the Chief Inspector of Prisons recently released a report about the Gartree jail near Market Harborough, which has confiscated distilled alcohol 38 times in the last six months.
“Supply reduction processes were weak and it may have been that if prisoners had something more constructive to do, the ingenuity some showed in brewing hooch could have been put to better use,” the inspector wrote.
“In any case, bored, resentful prisoners and a plentiful supply of hooch is not a good mix.”
Inmates at Dartmoor prison in 2009 were restricted from accessing large quantities of fruit and sugar to prevent them from making home-brew.
A survey carried out by the Ministry of Justice last month showed one in six inmates admitted to drinking alcohol in jail.