Saturday, December 29, 2007

Menace of addicts freed from prison

By Richard Edwards Last Updated: 2:55am GMT 29/12/2007

The public is being put at risk because addicts are being released from prisons "swamped" by drugs without receiving treatment, doctors' leaders have warned.
The British Medical Association says an escalating drugs problem within jails has led to hundreds of criminals who were clean when they were convicted becoming addicts while behind bars.
It claims that there has been a series of "terrible failures" in a prison system that is "releasing large numbers of individuals who are not fit to return to the community".;jsessionid=CEBYTDDNOH2GDQFIQMFSFGGAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/12/29/ndrugs129.xml

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