Inmate's secret tape reveals drug epidemic in UK prison
LONDON: Secret footage filmed over nine months by an inmate on his mobile phone has revealed convicts at a UK prison injecting heroin, smoking
crack cocaine, puffing cannabis and watching smuggled-in hardcore porn.
The video clips show 12 different convicts getting high on killer drugs while sitting in their cells at Winchester Prison. It includes a youngster slipping into unconsciousness after injecting himself with potentially lethal heroin and his cellmate desperately trying to revive him.
Incredibly all the footage was shot inside a “drug-free” wing where all inmates were awarded a certificate to show they have been tested and were clean. The inmate, who unearthed the scam, said that although cash is banned throughout UK prisons, inmates with access to money outside can lead quite luxurious lives.
25 January 2010,