Prisoners to face 'punishment or withdrawal' after hacking phones to buy drugs
Scottish prisoners face 'punishment or withdrawal' after hacking tamper-proof phones for drugs
Scottish Prison Service's chief executive: When phones have been tampered with prisoners will face "punishment and/or withdrawal"
Scottish prisoners who tampered with phones given to them during Covid lockdown to buy drugs and engage in other criminal activity will face “punishment and/or withdrawal”, the head of Scottish Prison Service has warned. An ITV News exclusive investigation revealed that ‘unhackable’ mobile phones given to inmates during the Covid lockdown by the Scottish Government to contact friends and family were almost immediately hacked at Scotland's largest prison, Barlinnie.
The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) said 728 phones have been found since August 2020 to operate with illegal SIM cards, used for drug deals and other criminal activity.
ITV News' revelations were …
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