Campaign to beat drugs in prison

A NATIONWIDE poster campaign to prevent drugs being smuggled into prisons was launched at Littlehey Prison last week. The four posters have been sent out to 12 prisons across the eastern region and will be alternated on a six month basis to keep the campa

A NATIONWIDE poster campaign to prevent drugs being smuggled into prisons was launched at Littlehey Prison last week.

The four posters have been sent out to 12 prisons across the eastern region and will be alternated on a six month basis to keep the campaign fresh.

Phil Bowyer, the area's drug dog co-ordinator who has led the poster campaign told The Hunts Post: "This campaign is a way of identifying the facts about drugs trafficking and dealing with them.

"It is a combined effort with drugs rehabilitation programmes operating in prisons. The posters will highlight the consequences of drugs trafficking and the impact it has on families. It should also enforce the fact that prisons operate a zero tolerance approach so anyone found trying to traffick drugs will be arrested and put in prison."


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The posters will be put in visitor centres, search areas and prison wings.

In March this year Littlehey Prison had two positive indications of drugs on visitors out of the 900 people visiting the prison.

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The poster campaign was funded by the HMP Prison Service Drug Strategy.

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