Emerging problem of 'legal highs' within the prison setting

Posted in: Drugs by John Richmond on 30 September 2013
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The experiences of one prison governor in Scotland might well be a warning of a growing problem facing the wider penal system in terms of how it combats the influx of 'legal high' drugs as a way of avoiding being caught by sniffer dogs who are currently just trained to identify controlled substances. 

The report made in the Daily Record is born out by Delphi's own experience of working in prisons where in some instances prisoners reportedly have needed to be admitted to hospital due to unconsciousness as a result of taking so called legal highs. 

The growing problem of legal high use within prisons will no doubt put increased pressure on the authorities to come up with new strategies to combat their increased popularity and use, further stretching manpower and financial resources.