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Irish Prison Service. (2021) Contraband seized. Longford: Irish Prison Service.

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Tables of contraband seized by the Irish Prison Service, including number of drugs seized.

The preventing the access of contraband into prisons remains a high priority for the IPS. Concerted efforts are made on a continuous basis to prevent the flow of drugs into our prisons, by for example, the installation of nets over exercise yards, vigilant observation of prisoners by staff, enhanced CCTV monitoring, the stricter control of visits and the use of targeted and random cell searches on a daily basis, as well as this the introduction of passive and active drug detection dogs and the installation of airport style security including scanners and x-ray machines has helped efforts to tackle the problem. Random searches of cells and their occupants have uncovered significant quantities of contraband in recent years.

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Publication Type
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Crime prevention
Irish Prison Service
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Irish Prison Service
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