UK Police Commissioner Suggests Giving Cannabis to Prisoners


2021-01-13 23:14:22 Ganjapreneur


North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is advocating for a plan that would see prisons give drug-dependent inmates cannabis to determine whether it could reduce overdose deaths and violence, and help with opioid addiction, the Guardian reports. Jones said that synthetic cannabinoids – known a spice – are common in prisons and are deadly, whereas cannabis is not. He added that prisoners are given heroin substitutes, such as methadone and buprenorphine, and others are given strong pain killers which are addictive and potentially dangerous. Last year, the Guardian reported that over the past five years, more than 300 prison officers and outside staff in England and Wales had been fired or convicted for smuggling in illegal items, including drugs. Jones said that if “the aim of the game is to make prisons safer” and officials are “serious about reducing violence in prisons” plans should be in place to “address the causes and that’s psychoactive substances.” From 2008 to 2016, there were 88 drug-related deaths in U.K. and Wales prisons, according to Office for National Statistics data outlined by the Guardian. The majority of those deaths were related to opioids, but deaths related to spice have increased in recent years, the report says. Jones, who is not seeking re-election to his post, suggests that prison officials “supply cannabis in controlled conditions and see if offenses reduce.”
据英国《卫报》报道,北威尔士警察和犯罪专员阿尔丰·琼斯正在倡导一项计划,即监狱向吸毒成瘾的囚犯提供大麻,以确定这是否能减少吸毒过量的死亡和暴力,并帮助他们戒除阿片类药物成瘾。 琼斯说,合成大麻素已知是一种香料,在监狱中很常见,而且是致命的,而大麻则不然。他补充说,囚犯被给予海洛英替代品,例如美沙酮和丁丙诺啡,而其他人则被给予强效止痛药,这些药会使人上瘾和有潜在危险。 去年,《卫报》报道,在过去五年中,英格兰和威尔士有300多名监狱官员和外部工作人员因走私非法物品(包括毒品)而被解雇或定罪。 琼斯说,如果游戏的目的是让监狱更安全,而官员们也认真对待减少监狱中的暴力事件,那么就应该制定计划来解决暴力事件的原因,这就是精神活性物质。 从2008年到2016年,英国有88例与毒品有关的死亡。和威尔士监狱。报告说,大多数死亡病例与阿片类药物有关,但近年来与香料有关的死亡病例有所增加。 琼斯,谁不寻求连任他的职位,建议监狱官员供应大麻在控制条件,看看是否减少犯罪。