'Easier for inmates to get illegal drugs than clothes or sheets' in HMP Bedford
Inspectors found the availability of drugs, including those previously known as legal highs, was having a "serious impact" on safety at HMP Bedford.
A survey found the number of prisoners saying it was easy or very easy to get drugs had almost doubled since the last inspection of the jail in February 2014.
The number saying they had developed a drug problem while at the prison increased from 4% to 14%.
In a highly critical report setting out the findings of the latest inspection in May, Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke wrote: " The stark reality is that prisoners told... read more