I always wondered why prison officials couldn't keep drugs out of prisons. I mean, if you can't keep drugs out of a controlled environment like a prison then what is the use of trying to fight a so-called war on drugs on the streets?
After seeing a documentary about a particular jail in the United States, I now understand why controlling the flow of drugs in prisons is do difficult.
In many jails and prisons, the prisoners pay the guards to get drugs and other illegal items into the prison. In this jail that was featured in the film, the guards were selling drugs, cellphones, and they were setting up some prisoners to be attacked. Some of the female guards were even having sex with the inmates for money.
As long as there is police corruption and the prisoners have the means and know how to bribe guards there is little hope that we will make any significant strides in reducing crime.