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Prison officer from Bracknell jailed for smuggling

A 40 year-old former prison officer has been jailed for 6 years and 9 months at Guildford Crown Court, after he was caught smuggling various items into work.

Joshua Bossman-Brandt of Ripplesmere in Bracknell was searched prior to starting his shift at HMP Coldingley at Bisley.

He was found in possession of mobile phones, tobacco, and an Xbox One.

In addition Class A drugs were found in his vehicle outside the prison.

Further enquiries revealed that Bossman-Brandt had brought a number of items including: sim cards, mobile phones, and tobacco into HMP Coldingley.

He admitted eight offences at Guildford Crown Court.

A case such as this brings to light the hard work of prison staff and police officers to uncover attempts to smuggle contraband items into and out of prison premises. It’s disappointing that a member of prison staff was involved, but I am pleased that intelligence was received that highlighted the offences being committed so that appropriate action could be taken. This result sends a clear message that such activity will be brought to light and punished. I’d like to thank my staff and the investigating officers for their hard work to build a clear picture of Bossman-Brandt’s activities

– Joanne Sims, Governor of HMP Coldingley