New pictures have emerged of a group of prisoners enjoying takeaways, thick cuts of steak and joking about how they snuck a kebab in through the window at Britain’s understaffed prisons.
A man who accidentally added a serving prisoner on Facebook was shocked when his timeline became filled with lags – having a great time and acting like students.
Inmates jailed for a variety of violent offences uploaded pictures of them drinking booze, taking drugs and getting takeaways delivered to their prison cells. The group of lags even post pictures on social media bragging about flouting the laws banning prisoners from luxuries such as playing games consoles and brewing home-made vodka.
The gang of up to eight inmates are all serving their sentences at the category C prison, which holds prisoners on life sentences and indeterminate periods.
The 38-year-old source said: “I got added on Facebook by someone that I didn’t know a few months ago and didn’t think anything of it until they started posting all this stuff about drinking and taking drugs and I realised something wasn’t right and that they were in prison.
“Some of them are drug dealers, others have done robberies, one did a machete attack – there’s about five or six of this group that are getting away with doing whatever they want. One post was for a friend’s birthday and they were bragging about getting drunk.”
Police officers walked out on strike yesterday in jails across Worcestershire because of concerns about health and safety standards. Dave Monger, POA branch secretary for Long Lartin, said the force are “massively short staffed”, adding that he “works with people who don’t want to get out of the car in the morning”.
The pictures from HMP Guys Marsh in Dorset show the group of inmates partying in their cells and fighting each other. They are also pictured on their mobile phones, Internet access, wads of cash, holding bottles of home-made vodka, with joints in their mouths.
They also posted a collage of snaps in jail cells with the hashtag “Jailfies” as well as a picture of a needle and a muscle emoji, implying it was to help him bulk up.