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Leaked official report suggests more than 1,000 prison officers are corrupt
1,000 prison officers corrupt, report claims

The head of the Prison Service has admitted corruption is a problem, after a leaked report revealed more than 1,000 officers were on the take. Phil Wheatley said that in the “closed world” of prisons, there would “inevitably be some criminal collusion between staff and prisoners”. But he insisted it was not a widespread issue,… Read more »

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MPs urge home secretary John Reid to overhaul the drugs classification system
Drugs classification system ‘not fit for purpose’

The ABC system of classifying drugs should be scrapped and replaced with one that is clearer about its aims and more firmly based on the evidence, MPs warn today. In a highly critical report, the science and technology committee says decisions on how to classify illegal drugs such as cannabis and ecstasy are taken on… Read more »

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