More than £120,000 has been paid to prisoners in Lancashire who were addicted to drugs a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Lancashire Evening Post report:
Six figure compensation payouts to prison inmates who were made to go cold turkey in the county’s jails have been blasted “crazy” and unacceptable.”
A Lancashire Evening Post freedom of information request has found the Government has been forced to pay out almost £125,000 over the past five years at Preston, Lancaster and Leyland’s Wymott and Garth Prisons to prisoners who had drugs withdrawn from then while inside.
It includes whopping £82,000 paid to ex-jailbirds from Preston Prison over the last year alone.