We’re used to stories of how luxurious it is within a prison in the UK, even to the extent of people breaking in to prison because they can’t stand life on the streets. We know drugs are pretty much available to whoever wants them.
News this week of jailed gang leader Gareth Curtis who is said to have used an illegal mobile phone in his cell 45,000 times in six months. 45,000? That’s more than my daughter! News reports after a recent trial say he made or received 246 calls or texts a day using mobile phones & sim cards.
I’ve been to prison a few times, in a professional capacity, but I’ve never worked in one, but I really can’t understand how difficult it can be to exclude drugs & mobile phones from what is supposedly a secure prison system.