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Dartmoor Prison

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 206459, tabled on 17 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of measures to prevent drugs being smuggled into HM Prison Dartmoor.

Answered on

1 September 2014

HM Prison Service operates an audit assurance mechanism to monitor prison security performance against national standards. On a yearly basis Internal Audit and Assurance Group visit each establishment to measure the effectiveness of local policies and procedures and award a rating according to the level of assurance gained.

HMP Dartmoor received a security audit between the 24th and the 28th February 2014. The establishment was awarded the maximum possible green rating for all security modules assessed. Across recent audits HMP Dartmoor has received a green rating for all modules measuring the effectiveness of measures for preventing the conveyance of illicit articles.