Two former lags say prisoners screwing female “screws” is a “massive problem” behind bars and happens more than we think.
This comes after a prison nurse was axed after posting snaps on Facebook of her and an inmate.
Ashleigh Naylor shared a cosy shot online of her and former Kirkham Prison inmate, Paul Lane, who she started seeing when she chaperoned him to a medical appointment.
And reformed criminals Richard Jones and Cody Lachey now say prisoners often brag about sleeping with staff members.
Ex-soldier Jones, who served seven years for drug offences, described how criminals seduce staff.
He told the Daily Star: “Relationships between residents and staff happen more than you would think.
“I have seen several times where female members of staff have been escorted off the premises because of inappropriate relationships.
“The guys who do it are very clever and usually they start talking to members of staff who are a bit green behind the ears.
"They have done all their training but they don’t have the experience and are not ready for it.
“It has been referred to… and this is going to sound horrendous, I don’t mean for this to sound disrespectful, but they will choose a female member of staff who could be considered maybe not the most attractive member of staff in the prison and they then lavish them with attention."
Jones continued: “They might say ‘Oh miss, you’re looking good today’ and it is inappropriate straight away because we are not allowed to make compliments.
“But they are gauging to see how they respond and then they start playing a game of manipulation.
“I have seen it where female staff are attracted to prisoners because they are given so much attention that are overwhelmed and have never had that before.
"The next thing is they are involved in conditioning and they are bringing stuff in for the prisoners and then they are being escorted off the premises.”
Jones, 51, who has published a book called Charlie Four Kilo, also gave one example of an inmate who bragged about being intimate with a staff member.
He remembered: “I have known one guy who was happy because he did have an inappropriate relationship.
“I can’t say which prison but it did happen and she was sacked while nothing happened to him at all.
“He did have bragging rights, we didn’t think she’d ever be up for it but clearly she was.”
Meanwhile Cody Lachey, who served time inside for charges that included assaulting a cop, said relationships between female staff members and lags is a “massive problem”.
He revealed one convicted criminal asked him to find a female staff member on Facebook before he began a relationship with her.
And he told the Daily Star: “The truth is in my honest opinion sexual relationships between prisoners and prison officers is happening in nearly every prison.
“It is a recipe for disaster.”
Lachey, 37, left prison in 2017 but said he saw many inappropriate sexual relationships take place on the inside.
He said some lags see it as an opportunity to get contraband.
Lachey added: “There are also prisoners who aren’t even sexually attracted to these prison officers but they pick up on the fact the officer is interested in them so the prisoner manipulates the officer.
“Trust me it goes on and it will continue to happen when these officers become compromised. It undermines their job and puts the security of other prison officers and prisoners at risk.”
In response, the Ministry of Justice referred to a specialist Counter Corruption Unit that started investigating criminality behind bars in 2019.
At the time, then Justice Secretary, David Gauke, said: “Our prison staff are overwhelmingly dedicated and honest and do their best to instil safety and order in our jails.
“We have seen from recent criminal prosecutions, however, that a small minority continue to engage in corrupt behaviour in our prisons – damaging both the integrity of the system and their profession.
“This unit underlines our determination to stamp out criminality in prison in all its forms and will make sure we are closing the net on the individuals driving this, allowing the focus to be on safety and rehabilitation and ultimately keeping the public safer.”
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