Unveiled: Hundreds of prison staff have been caught running into drugs, weapons and cell phones in prison
- Over the past six years, more than 340 people have been subject to disciplinary or judicial procedures
- Ambulances that are called to treat detainees every 40 minutes, often for overdoses
- Seventy-one prison staff were caught in 2017 compared with 45 in 2012
Phoebe Southworth for Mailonline
Hundreds of prison staff are craving for smuggling drugs, weapons and mobile phones in prisons.
More than 340 people have had to deal with disciplinary or judicial proceedings in the last six years, and have released a request for information from The Observer's Freedom.
Ambulances are called to treat the prisoners every 40 minutes – often for overdoses of synthetic narcotics such as zombie drug & # 39; Spice.
More than 340 people have been subject to disciplinary or legal proceedings in the past six years
Seventy-one prison staff members in England and Wales were caught sneaking in 2017, compared with 45 in 2012.
Andy Cook, director of the Center for Social Justice, said that the figures are very worried & # 39; and insisted that ministers & # 39; get a grip & # 39 ;.
He added: "Drugs are at the core of all this, fueling violence, suicide and completely undermining the likelihood that prisoners will be able to change their lives. & # 39;
999 emergency calls to prisons in England have almost doubled over the past five years and the NHS is thought to cost more than £ 3 million a year.
At the same time, the staff is caught sneaking into drugs, phones and weapons at a speed that is almost 60 percent higher than in 2012.
Drugs were found 13,119 times last year in prisons in England and Wales – the equivalent of more than 35 incidents per day.
Legally held prisoners during a riot in Birmingham prison in 2016
The figures in question come as filthy conditions and an increase in riots has been reported in prisons across the country.
Private service provider G4S was recently released from the responsibility for Birmingham prison after detainees publicly used and traded drugs.
Meanwhile, the officers slept during their service.