Ian Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service

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The request was refused by Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service.

Dear Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service,

Dear HM Prison Service,

Please disclose details of all the times a banned substance has been caught being brought in or found at these prisons for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (Each year starting from January 1).

* Deerbolt.
* Durham.
* Frankland.
* Low Newton.
* Northumberland.

For each incident please disclose:

1) The name of the substance that was found. If a 'street' name is known (i.e. Spice) please use that.

2) The exact location where the substance was discovered (i.e inside a tub of Pringles inside a prisoner's cell etc)

3) If the substance was found one a person, the role that person had at the prison (i.e. prisoner, visitor, staff member etc)

4) If the incident was reported to police. If so, and if known, if anybody was charged.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Johnson

SOCT Correspondence,

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Dear Mr Johnson

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Sent: 08 May 2018 09:46
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Subject: FW: Ready to send – FOI – 180410011 – Substances in prison


Hi Kevin,


Please send out this FOI, thanks!


Kind regards,


Charlotte Tedder

Assistant Caseworker

Operational Security Group

Security, Order and Counter Terrorism Directorate

Phone: 07989 677546

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Dear Charlotte Tedder,
The following case has been cleared and is ready to send:

Case No: 180410011
Case type: FOI
Subject: Substances in prison
  Requester: Ian Johnson  
Received at MOJ: 10 Apr 2018
Draft deadline: 24 Apr 2018
Final deadline: 9 May 2018
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SOCT Correspondence would like to recall the message, " FOI – 180410011 – Substances in prison ".

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Dear Mr Johnson

Please find attached response to your FOI request.


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Dear SOCT Correspondence,


Could I please resubmit this request.

However, as stated in your response, could I instead just have the general location and could I only please request items found from January 1 2017 to May 7 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Johnson

SOCT Correspondence,

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Good Afternoon,
Please find attached a response to your recent Freedom of Information
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