303 deaths in Portuguese prisons in last five years

The last five years have seen 303 deaths in Portuguese prisons, a number of them avoidable. Prison guard syndicate Carlos Sousa has explained that a new drug, K44, is being smuggled into jails on what otherwise looks like innocuous correspondence. “We don’t have the manpower or technology to control it”, he told Correio da Manhã. K44 is more commonly known as Diethylpropion Hydrochloride, and is a stimulant similar to an amphetamine