Times caption: Shauna Cleary was given a 16-week suspended sentence
A piece in today’s Times:
A prison officer had a relationship with an inmate and sent him messages on a phone hidden in his cell. Shauna Cleary, 25, gave her number to Kurt Jarman, 22, serving ten years for robbing and attacking a 77-year-old man in Powys in 2015. Cardiff crown court heard that Cleary was working at Parc prison, run by G4S in Bridgend, south Wales, from August 2016 to November last year.
Joanna James, for the prosecution, said analysis revealed that Jarman had called Cleary in August 2017 and the relationship “gained momentum”. She was arrested and her phone and laptop were seized. Cleary, from Pontypridd, admitted misconduct in public office. Judge Daniel Williams said that she had been “terribly compromised and vulnerable to being manipulated”. [J4MB emphasis. Incredible. She had compromised HERSELF.] He gave her a 16-week suspended sentence and ordered her to do 15 days of rehabilitation activity. Jarman admitted possessing a phone in prison and was jailed for a further six months.
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