Opinion column: Knight’s Days, Life at Westminster, with Sir Greg Knight MP

Parliament has rightly decreed that mobile phones are illegal in prisons and any prisoner possessing one faces a maximum period of up to five years in jail in addition to any sentence already being served.
Sadly, this has not deterred the smuggling of phones into prisons and a whopping 20,000 of them were confiscated last year.
Alarmingly, prisoners are using them for a range of illegal activities, such as smuggling drugs, intimidating witnesses and, in some case, continuing to operate criminal activities from behind bars.
The blame for this cannot be laid at the door of prison officers.... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 28
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