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Harlow prisoner given four months for mobile phone possession

Crime / Fri 5th Mar 2021 at 12:15pm

A HARLOW prisoner has been sentenced to four months for being in possession of a mobile phone.

Jason Gittens, aged 26, of St Edmunds Way, Harlow pleaded guilty to the following.

On June 16th, 2020 at Chelmsford, without authority possessed inside a prison, HMP Chelmsford, a device capable of transmitting or receiving images, sounds or information by electronic communications, L8STAR mobile phone, being an item specified in section 40D(3B) of the Prison Act 1952.

Gittens was committed to prison for 18 weeks.

The reasons given in court were as follows:

Offence so serious because nature of offences crosses the custody threshold.

Gittens has already been sanctioned in prison and lost four weeks of canteen and two weeks of TV privileges.

This sentence is concurrent to the existing sentence.

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