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HMP Lowdham Grange review finds an increase in assaults on jail wardens and smuggled drugs

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A prison review has found an increase in prisoner-on-staff assaults, vulnerable prisoners kept in isolation and attempts to mail-in drugs.

The Independent Monitoring Board's 2020-21 report of HMP Lowdham Grange also determined the mental health care available to prisoners was insufficient, which was partially attributed to covid-19 restrictions.

Restrictions were considered to be the reason for the increase in prisoner-on-staff assaults.

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