‘We’re finding more contraband’ – corrections says it’s winning the war on drugs in prisonsTVNZ One News 24 November 2017Family First Comment: Sshh – don’t tell the Drug Foundation, but actually saying no to drugs and removing them HELPS! Going soft doesn’t!www.saynopetodope.nzCorrections appears to be winning the war on drugs, with new figures showing drug use in prison is on the decline.Each year about 4500 random drug tests are carried out on inmates, with some going to extreme lengths to get the drugs inside.Figures obtained by 1 NEWS under the Official Information Act show 155 inmates returned positive drug tests, which is almost half the number from seven years ago. The majority were caught using cannabis, followed by amphetamines and opiates. “Drugs and alcohol are a significant driving force behind much of the crime that we see in this country and much of the offending behaviour. So we’ve got our part to play in helping to reduce that,” says Chief Custodial Officer Neil Beales. More than 1000 offenders have completed intensive alcohol and drug treatment programmes this year, with Corrections spending $8.6m on aftercare support. “It’s not just about health it’s about safety,” Mr Beales says. “It’s about people being stood over, it’s about people on the outside being pressured by criminals and gangs to bring drugs in so the scourge of drugs is far and wide.”https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/were-finding-more-contraband-corrections-says-its-winning-war-drugs-in-prisons
The first phase of the 2017 Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League ends today (Monday) in Abuja with three teams battling to emerge tops after maintaining an unbeaten run so far.First Bank, Dolphins and customs are the unbeaten teams in the first phase looking to compete for the top position and also make the second phase in Kaduna an explosive competition. Today in Abuja, First Bank will square up with Taraba, Dolphins take on Zamfara while Customs will entertain Oluyole. The results in terms of victory margin could determine the best team in the first phase.The Secretary General of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Augustine Balewa, has applauded the sponsor, Zenith Bank for the support and improved package of the women’s basketball league as d Abuja phase ends on Monday.Balewa said the pace would improve as the league moves on. He said the prize money would be jerked up adding that he was happy with the enthusiasm shown by the girls. “The event has been keenly contested and the players are so enterprising. This is turning out to be one of the best league in recent times. We expect more fireworks in Kaduna when the big teams meet one another,” Balewa said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
SURELY the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power didn’t intentionally mean to make it harder for the Valley’s largest charity for the poor to do its good works. But the enormous and impenetrable bureaucracy has done exactly that, and the reason hardly matters to the people who rely on the food, clothes or other charitable services that Meet Each Need with Dignity provides to the San Fernando Valley. MEND has been preparing for a move into a new, bigger location for months. But glitches and miscommunications with the DWP and the Department of Public Works have caused delays that could mean months more before MEND can move. City officials say there’s no harm meant, and there probably isn’t. After all, who would dispute L.A. officials’ incompetence? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But city departments ought to be going out of their way to help MEND, not providing it the same unresponsive and inefficient service it provides to the rest of us.