A former Hollesley Bay prisoner has been given a conditional discharge and must pay £20 to the victims’ fund after being found in possession of a mobile phone in his cell.
Thomas Nevin, 29, had been in the final stages of a seven-year sentence he received for grievous bodily harm when the phone was discovered, Ipswich magistrates heard.
Nevin admitted possessing the prohibited item while in the open prison.
Tess Mann, prosecuting, said the offence was discovered at around 7.40pm on October 23 by a prison officer conducting the last roll check.
The officer went into Nevin’s cell and saw him with the phone.
Michael Whatley, mitigating, said Nevin, from Ealing, had found the phone when he returned to his cell. There was no evidence he had made any calls on it.
Nevin was released in February after serving three years and nine months of his seven-year sentence.[“Source-ndtv”]