The Bucks Herald report:

Bosses at the Aylesbury Young Offenders’ Institute have led a successful crackdown on the smuggling of drugs and mobile phones into the prison, figures obtained by The Bucks Herald reveal.

In 2010/11, a total of 297 mobile phones or SIM cards were seized at the institute, a figure which was reduced to 36 by 2012/13, statistics released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal.

There has also been a drop in the number of incidents of drugs being seized, down from 27 in 2010/11 to eight in 2012/13.

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