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A man who was found in possession of mobile phones in prison has been sentenced to a further 15 months’ imprisonment following a hearing at Oxford Crown Court.
Ramela Gordon, aged 27, currently of HMP Belmarsh, was charged on 13 June 2022, and convicted on Wednesday (1/3) of two counts of possession of a prohibited article in prison (mobile phones).
On 3 February 2022, Gordon was being transferred to HMP Bullingdon. Whilst being booked, in the property he had brought with him was x-rayed.
A can of sweetcorn appeared suspicious and on examination it turned out to be an adapted can holding items including a mobile phone, eight SIM cards, charging cables and USB sticks.
Then on 26 February 2022, during a search of Gordon’s cell officers located another mobile phone.
Investigating officer PC Andy Gold of the Prison Crime Team, said: “Mobile phones in prison can have a serious detrimental effect on the safe day-to-day running of prison establishments, putting both prisoners and staff at risk of harm.
“I am pleased that Gordon has been given a further custodial sentence which reflects the seriousness of the offence.”