Women’s jail gives special outfits to Muslim prisoners for when they need to be checked by sniffer dogs

Muslim inmates at a woman’s jail will be provided with special outfit for when they are checked over by sniffer dogs.

The overalls will be given to female prisoners who follow Islam, as many Muslims believe the animals are ‘impure’.

Visitors, who are also checked by sniffer dogs for drugs at HMP Prison Send in Surrey, will also be offered the special clothing.

A memo to warders said the articles have to be washed separately.