At least 18 female guards from Britain’s “cushiest prison” were fired or resigned amid sexual allegations. A flood of sexual allegations was also made, including that one guard had sex inside cells and that another guard had smuggled underwear to an insider.
HMP Berwyn is Britain’s largest prison. According to the Mirror, there have been numerous allegations of infidelity, and inappropriate relationships between guards, prisoners, and guards since its opening in 2017.
Publication of exit documents, obtained via information requests. These documents revealed that inappropriate relationships are much more common than was previously thought.
According to British media, 18 women were dismissed or fired from one prison. 31 women were fired from prisons in England or Wales because they had intimate relationships with prisoners.
Jennifer Gavan was a former HMP Berwyn security guard and was sentenced to eight months imprisonment last year after pleading guilty to misconduct. Later, they exchanged raunchy photos. Coxon was being detained for robbery.
Mark Fairhurst is the chair of the Prison Officers Association. He blames the recent spates and firings on “the wrong kind of women” being employed.
Fairhurst told the Mirror that employees being hired do not undergo face-to-face interviews. “It all happens via Zoom. ”
“Your numbers only prove what we have been warning employers about for years. ”
Emily Watson, a former guard, was sentenced to one year in prison after a relationship with John McGee. John was sentenced to 18 years in prison for “causing death by dangerous driving.” Mirror reports that McGee was also a drug dealer.
She was sentenced for performing sex acts in her cell on an inmate.
Ayshea Gunn, a former guard, was sentenced in 2019 to one-year imprisonment. Khuram Razaq, who is currently serving a 12-year sentence for conspiracy to rob, had a relationship with her while she was in prison, according to Yahoo News.
Gunn was accused of smuggling Razaq underwear. Ex-guards were also shown photos of Gunn and Razaq kissing.
Reports earlier in the year show that prison staff has received new training to combat corruption.
Yahoo! reported that a spokesperson for the Prison Service stated, “The overwhelming majority of Prison Service staff are dedicated to their work.” “We won’t hesitate to punish anyone who violates our rules. ” News starting January
“Over 500 members of staff at HMP Berwyn have undertaken corruption prevention training in the last 18 months and our enhanced security is protecting the prison against attempts to smuggle illicit items inside.”