Criminals are using bogus lawyers’ letters to smuggle the psychoactive drug Spice into London’s largest prison in a trend that is fuelling violence, a watchdog warned.
The Independent Monitoring Board for Wandsworth Prison warned that convicts were now receiving deliveries hidden in “mail marked as legal correspondence” as drug suppliers with “fertile minds” sought new ways to beat security.
In some cases, the Spice was being smeared on paper, photographs and even stamps on letters sent to inmates by associates pretending to be solicitors protected by the rules of legal privilege.
The report says that assaults by prisoners on staff rose to 467, compared with 173 a year earlier. Attacks by one inmate on another also more than doubled, from 140 to 307.
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