Prison – Erlestoke

Tobacco costs twice as much as Spice

Prisoners can buy the drug known as Spice at half the cost of illicit tobacco behind bars, an inspection report reveals. Inmates at one jail described how the availability of drugs, coupled with a recently imposed smoking ban, had helped fuel a sense of “hopelessness”. Spice – a synthetic substance that mimics the effects of […]

Smoking ban to come into effect in prisons

Smoking will be banned in all prisons in Wales and four in south-west England from next year, the government has said. It is the first stage of a plan to make all jails in England and Wales smoke-free. And from next month, smoking will be barred in the interior of all “open” prisons in England […]