Prison Warden Cuts A Hole In Her Trousers To Have S3xx With A Prisoner
A Prison Warden who had an affair with a notorious drug kingpin known as ‘Cocky’ behind bars has been sentenced to 2 years in prison.
The Prison Officer known as Stephanie Smithwhite, denied that a hole that she had cut on her uniform trousers was for a sexual purpose, but the judge said it was difficult to think of any other reason why the hole was there.
She had a sexual relationship inside high security Frankland prison with notorious gangster Curtis ‘Cocky’ Warren, 56, for more than six months in 2018 and even got a tattoo of his name.
Smithwhite and Warren – once named in the Sunday Times Rich List – engaged in oral sex and kissed during secret liaisons in his cell, the kitchen and a laundry room at the jail, which houses some of the country’s most dangerous criminals.
She also sent him a photo of herself wearing a catsuit, Durham Crown Court heard.
The disgraced officer eventually told investigators how he became obsessed with her and would buzz from his cell to call for her attention.
Last month she admitted two counts of misconduct in a public office, with one charge relating to their sexual relationship, said to have lasted between June and December 2018, and the second count regarding her failing to report that she knew he had access to a phone.
Judge Jonathan Carroll described Warren as a ‘major league offender’ who had used Smithwhite to bring drugs into the prison, asking her about prison intelligence and security cameras.
Warren was known to have previously continued to run his criminal enterprises from behind bars using mobile phones, but Smithwhite did not report him using a phone to contact her.
He was also known to have started relationships with other prison staff previously, but Smithwhite failed to resist him, despite undergoing training about manipulative and corrupting inmates.
The judge said she was infatuated with him – even getting his name, Curtis, tattoed next to a rose on her body.
‘Your conduct represents the very most grave breach of trust placed in you,’ he told Smithwhite as he sentenced her today.
Investigators found the pair had called each other 213 times in just three months.
Rupert Doswell, prosecuting, said Warren was serving 13 years for conspiracy to import drugs and a further 10-year sentence for failing to pay back £198 million in proceeds of crime.
He had previously committed manslaughter in a jail fight with an inmate in Holland and was ‘highly dangerous to the public’, the prosecutor said.