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Violent disturbances at Lewes Prison 'fuelled by drugs'

Deeply troubling, indicative of systemic failure - and lacking in leadership. That's the conclusion of inspectors, reviewing life behind bars at a Sussex jail.

Lewes Prison has been plagued by problems for a number of years and, despite a two-year action plan as part of special measures, it is NOT improving - it's getting worse.

Since their last visit, prison inspectors found further evidence of suicide and self-harming, violent disturbances and attacks against staff - and they say, it's all being fuelled by drugs.

Abigail Bracken reports.