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