We need your support to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can continue to hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Prisons: Drugs

Justice written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of smuggling drugs and contraband into prisons were committed by (a) prison staff and (b) non-prison staff in 2012.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Nine directly employed staff (prison staff) were convicted for smuggling drugs and contraband into prisons in 2012 and nine non-directly employed (non-prison staff) were convicted for smuggling drugs and contraband into prisons in 2012.

NOMS will always deal robustly with any member of prison staff engaging in any form of staff corruption, including the conveying of prohibited items into prisons, and will look to use internal disciplinary and/or criminal proceedings depending on the circumstances of the case.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.