Inmate at Lindholme Prison Describes the Problem of Spice
In August 2018, an inmate at Lindholme Prison anonymously spoke to the BBC, describing the problem of Spice at the jail. He said: “You see drugs on a daily occurrence – Spice causes major problems not just for us inmates, but for staff as well. There’s no way that staff police where it’s coming in or how it’s coming in – not all the time. They do a good job in getting rid of some of it but they don’t get rid of all of it.
“A lot of officers are doing the job for three months, then packing it in because they can’t handle the inmates, the aggression, the tempers, the daily flare ups, the fights.
“You can never actually feel 100% safe in prison, you’re in a very volatile environment, you’re surrounded by very dangerous people. You can never really let your guard down.
“With the introduction of Spice, prisons have become ultra-dangerous, they really have, it’s a very dangerous place – scary.”