HMP Bristol: Substance abuse blamed for 'protracted rage'

HMP Bristol: Substance abuse blamed for 'protracted rage'
 

An increase in prison violence at HMP Bristol has been caused by a rise in the use of synthetic drugs formerly known as legal highs, a report found.
The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) said growing use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) and low staff levels had created a volatile environment.
The report said: "The increased availability of NPS in prison has led to some episodes of protracted rage."
The Prison Service said it had taken a number of steps to address concerns.
The report - which covers from August 2015 until July 2016 - stated staff were "overwhelmed"... read more

 
25 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 59
Source: BBC
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