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People Charged for Smuggling Drugs Into Prisons

Question

1. How many people have been charged for smuggling, or attempting to smuggle drugs into HM prisons within your force area in 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 2015/16? Please provide a breakdown by prison.

2. How many people have been arrested with smuggling, or attempting to smuggle drugs into HM prisons within your force area in each of those same years in question 1? Please provide a breakdown by prison.

3. Since the ban on so called 'legal highs' in May 2016, how many people have been arrested with smuggling or attempting to smuggle psychoactive substances under the Psychoactive Substances Act into HM prisons?

Please provide breakdown by prison.

3 (a) Further to question 3, how many people have been charged under the Psychoactive Substances Act?

Please provide breakdown by prison.

Answer

1. Please find the information in the below table:

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Bristol

5

2

1

1

8

Eastwood Park

2

0

0

0

3

2. Please find the information in the below table:

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Bristol

5

3

1

3

13

Vinney Green

0

1

0

0

0

Eastwood Park

2

1

0

0

3

Ashfield

1

0

0

0

0

Unknown

0

0

0

1

1

3. None.

3a. None.

FOI reference: 1470/16.

Date of request: 05.12.16.