If you’re a guard at a prison, rule No. 1 is likely not to get into any sort of steamy situations with the inmates. It may not be a written rule, but it’s certainly understood.
Or at least, you would think so.
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But 18 female guards at a UK prison must have missed the memo, because they’re either being fired or resigning after hooking up with the men behind bars. Yes, eighteen.
A few of them are now in jail themselves for their involvement, which occasionally consisted of more than, well, you know, being intimately involved.
Officials are placing at least part of the blame on the recruiting process, suggesting that some prison guards in the UK aren’t properly vetted. Many of the interviews and eventual hires take place over Zoom, it’s been revealed.
18 Female Guards Fired
Still, guards and other prison employees still undergo “corruption” training upon being hired by prison systems in Wales and England, per reports. Again, these 18 females must have not been paying attention.
Since 2019, 31 female guards have been let go in England for inappropriate behavior, mostly involving inmates, as relayed by the New York Post.
This particular location, HMP Berwyn, is England’s largest prison. The cells do not have bars ion the windows and inmates are allowed to have televisions, laptops and cell phones. Basically, it is known as a prison with the best conditions in the UK and perhaps the entire universe.
Still, you’re not allowed to take part in any funny business, and that is especially the case if you are n employee.
The incidents involving the 18 women reportedly date back to as far as 2017.
“The overwhelming majority of Prison Service staff are hardworking and dedicated and we will not hesitate to punish those who break the rules,” a Prison Service Spokesperson said, via Yahoo News.
“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.”