Prisoner caught with Apple iPhone in jail on Christmas Day

Prisoner caught with Apple iPhone in jail on Christmas Day

A prisoner caught with a mobile phone on Christmas Day had a "flagrant disregard for people and their property", a court has been told. Jermain Smith-Allman was caught by prison officers with an Apple iPhone while he was open jail in HMP Sudbury, in Derbyshire, on Christmas Day, last year. Mobile phones are banned in prisons across the UK and prisoners are committing a crime if they are found with one. The 33-year-old is now at HMP Oakwood, in Wolverhampton. He appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court where his case was dealt with by magistrates. He admitted possession of an electronic communication device capable of sending and receiving information, namely the Apple iPhone in HMP Sudbury, on Christmas Day. Smith-Allman has now been jailed for 12 weeks to be served concurrently with his already lengthy sentence. Magistrates said they dished out the prison sentence after hearing the prisoner had a "flagrant disregard for people and their property". He also has a record of offences, magistrates were told. We've got apps for both Android and Apple devices which can be tailored to deliver the news and sport that you're interested in. And if you download our app, you can sign up for push notifications for Burton by selecting 'discover' and choosing 'Burton' from the 'more topics' list.
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