- The inmate is filmed in his cell shaking uncontrollably after taking a substance
- Believed to be spice, the drug turns the man’s speech into incoherent gibbering
- A fellow cellmate who is filming taunts him and warns him not to press a bell
- The shocking footage is believed to have been shot at a prison in Merseyside
A prisoner has been filmed begging for help and shaking uncontrollably inhaling what is believed to be spice – further highlighting the devastating effects the zombie drug.
The video, thought to be believed to be captured at a Merseyside prison, shows the confused man gibbering incoherently and seemingly being unable to control his actions.
He is repeatedly taunted by the other prisoner with the question: ‘What are you doing?’
It is believed the man – filmed by another inmate – had taken the banned substance which is causing chaos in the prison system.
Spice, a former legal high that is smuggled into prisons and has been linked to erratic and violent behaviour, as well as putting people in a Zombie-like trance.
The video has been shared hundreds of times online and has been condemned by some for the way it focuses on an individual who is clearly vulnerable.
Spice mimics the effects of cannabis but is stronger and cannot be detected by drugs tests.
A prisoner at HMP Altcourse in Fazakerley was found to have smoked the drug just hours before his death behind bars in 2015.
A shocking video shows a prisoner shaking uncontrollably in his cell after taking a drug believed to be Spice
Another inmate at HMP Liverpool was jailed for just over 11 years earlier this month after attempting to strangle a prison officer who suspected he had taken the drug.
Christopher Davies was jailed for manslaughter after he drowned his friend Barry O’Reilly after unwittingly smoking Spice mixed with cannabis while fishing with him at Claremont Farm, Wirral.
The latest video comes just weeks after sickening footage captured two inmates, believed to be at HMP Liverpool, suffering the effects of the drug while other prisoners laughed and filmed their inability to respond.
After being sent the video, a Prison Service spokesperson said: ‘This behaviour is completely unacceptable and we will not hesitate to take action against the prisoners involved.
The confused man, who appears unable to control his actions, is repeatedly taunted by the other prisoner with the question: ‘What are you doing?’
‘We have a zero tolerance approach to drugs in prisons and are taking unprecedented action to tackle them. Those who break the rules will be punished and can face extra time behind bars.
‘We are also stepping up measures to find and block illegal mobile phones.’
The Ministry of Justice has recently implemented a new drug testing programme – said to be the first in the world – to routinely test for psychoactive substances such as Spice and trained more than 300 detection dogs to specifically detect such drugs.