Con­victs get the nee­dle to curb Spice vi­o­lence Lag’s lover tried to sneak drug into jail – in bra

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY NICK DORMAN BY NICK DORMAN


STUCK IN­SIDE PRIS­ON­ERS are be­ing of­fered acupunc­ture to help wean them off zom­bie drug Spice.

The jabs were in­tro­duced in a bid to com­bat jail vi­o­lence caused by the mind-bend­ing for­mer le­gal high, now ram­pant in Bri­tish pris­ons.

The treat­ment is be­lieved to be au­ric­u­lar acupunc­ture, which in­volves stick­ing nee­dles in in­mates’ outer ears.

Said to help com­bat in­som­nia and bat­tle ad­dic­tions, the ses­sions are be­ing car­ried out at HMP Dove­g­ate, Staffs, by pri­vate firm Care UK which has a con­tract through the NHS.

The cost is un­known.

The acupunc­ture ses­sions, com­bined with cour­ses to im­prove sleep, were re­vealed in a re­port pub­lished by HM In­spec­torate of Pris­ons.

NICKED A PRIS­ONER’S girl­friend was caught hid­ing the drug Spice in her bra on a jail visit.

Of­fi­cers searched Stacey Sul­li­van, 28, and found pack­ages, weigh­ing an ounce each and worth a to­tal of £1,800.

She and caged lover Dayne Smith be­gan a smug­gling racket to save cash for an all-in­clu­sive jaunt to Ibiza af­ter he was sent to Hum­ber Prison.

Smith, 29, was do­ing a 22-week stretch for driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied and fail­ing to sur­ren­der to bail.

The cou­ple ad­mit­ted charges of con­vey­ing pro­hib­ited ar­ti­cles into prison. Smith was jailed for two years and eight months, and Sul­li­van – who worked as a house­keeper at a Premier Inn at Bev­er­ley, East Yorks – was given 16 months.

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