The drug war is adding overcrowded prisons

With several prison staff members accused of supporting inmates to obtain drugs, prisons and prisons officials have been in the spotlight in the recent past. Incidents where inmates have used different tactics to have narcotics delivered into the prisons, garnered attention, especially when authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs through a cat at the Welikada prison. Against this backdrop, it is fitting to analyse as to what remedies the Prisons Department has taken to contain distribution of drugs within prisons in order to ensure that prisons are rid of illegal activities. The Daily Mirror attempted to examine the current status of prisons as well as the measures that need to be taken to address the numerous issues reported in prisons.

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