Class A drugs policy failing, say prison governors

Current policy on illegal drugs creates victims of crime and more prisoners at a cost to taxpayers, the Prison Governors Association (PGA) has argued.It says blanket prohibition of Class A drugs allows criminals to control the quality and supply of them to addicts, who turn to crime to fund their habits.The PGA has signed up to the international Count the Costs campaign against an enforcement-led approach.The Home Office said drugs were illegal "because they are dangerous".