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Female prison officer jailed after secret year-long affair with inmate


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Corinne Redhead, 29 has been jailed for 25 months for misconduct after having an affair with an inmate whilst she was a supervisor at HMP The Mount at Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. Robber Robert O’Connor was serving a ten-year sentence when the pair stuck up a relationship, The Sun reports. Redhead was sentenced for misconduct after police found O’Connor’s name on the birth certificate of the pair’s baby.

Redhead was six months pregnant when officers raided O’Connor’s cell and found a mobile phone stashed in his toilet.

On it were messages between the pair, including 100 exchanged in just 72 hours which included raunchy sex texts.

O’Connor had saved Redhead’s number under “My Baby”.

Redhead, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, was arrested and charged with misconduct.

Three months later she gave birth to the couple’s son.

Drea Becker, mitigating told Luton Crown Court Redhead made a “terrible mistake” and “expresses remorse and shame”.

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Sentencing Redhead he said it was lucky the phone recovered hadn’t been used for other offences.

He said: “The culpability, in my judgment, is high.

“This was not a momentary lapse but was carried out over an extended period of time.

“You could and should have stepped back, reported Mr O’Connor, and stepped back from the relationship.”


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