Prisoner smuggles “prostitute” into prison cell
Prisoner brings prostitute into cell in open Suffolk prison, triggering urgent security review
An inmate at HMP Hollesley Bay, Woodbridge, “brought a woman to his cell”They then reportedly shared footage of the scantily clad woman on her bed The prison service said the behavior was “unacceptable” and the prisoner “punished”
By Faith Ridler For Mailonline
Posted: 9:38 a.m. EDT, June 26, 2021 | Update: 9:44 a.m. EDT, June 26, 2021
A prisoner smuggled a suspected prostitute into her cell in an open Suffolk prison and shared footage of her half-naked on her bed, according to reports.
The inmate, who is serving time at HMP Hollesley Bay for drug offenses, allegedly took photos of the scantily clad woman inside the prison.
Woodbridge Institution bosses are investigating the violation, according to The Sun, while police attempt to locate the unidentified woman.
It is understood that the prisoner has been transferred to a closed jail and that the fence around the perimeter of Hollesley Bay is under review.
The inmate, who is serving time at HMP Hollesley Bay (above) for drug offenses, allegedly took photos of the scantily clad woman inside the prison
An insider said: “It shows how safe there is. You have a prisoner on duty who brings a girl to jail and then brags about it on an illegal cell phone to all of her friends.
“Apart from that, the girl put herself in danger. She entered a prison full of sex starved men, some of them serving time for violent and sexual offenses.
“She could easily have been attacked before the staff even knew she was there.”
The source added that the woman would not be the inmate’s girlfriend, adding, “What self-respecting girlfriend is going to risk her safety to see her other half when she’s almost at the point of release anyway?”
In a statement, the prison administration described the inmate’s behavior as “unacceptable” and said the person in question had been “punished”.
Labor MP Andy Slaughter, for Hammersmith, said the incident is an “extraordinary security breach and breakdown”.