Prison violence and gangs targeted by justice secretary

Measures to clamp down on violence and the smuggling of drugs, phones and weapons in prisons have been unveiled by Justice Secretary David Gauke.A unit to tackle serious and organised crime in jails in England and Wales is also being set up.A review of where prisoners are held could see those inmates who pose a risk of committing crime behind bars moved to higher-security jails.The National Crime Agency says one in 13 inmates have organised crime links.It estimates some of these 6,500 offenders continue to be involved in criminality behind bars, including controlling the supply of banned items like phones, and illegal items like drugs and weapons, which are blamed for fuelling instability.