Ex-deputy PM jailed for sex crimes

POLAND’S former deputy prime minister was today jailed for two years and three months after being found guilty of demanding sexual favors in exchange for job opportunities.

Lepper’s former aide, Stanislaw Lyzwinski, was also sentenced to five years in jail for rape and demanding sexual favors by the same court in the central Polish city of Piotrkow Trybunalski.

The populist Lepper served as deputy prime minister in 2006-2007 in a right wing-populist coalition government led by Law and Justice (PiS) chief Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of Poland’s current President Lech Kaczynski.

A high profile political sex scandal erupted in December 2006 when a then 33-year-old woman, Aneta Krawczyk, accused Lepper and Lyzwinski of demanding sexual favours in exchange for a job in Samoobrona, their populist political party.

The scandal rocked Polish politics and contributed to the plunge in popularity of the Kaczynski government and sparked the collapse of his coalition in the summer of 2007.

Lepper lost his seat in parliament in Poland’s autumn 2007 election.



Prison guard faces drug charges

A QUEENSLAND corrective services officer is to appear in court charged with drug possession.

A small quantity of cannabis and a drug implement was allegedly found in his car parked at the Borallon Correctional Centre on the outskirts of Ipswich earlier today.

The officer has been suspended without pay and has been issued with a notice to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on September 24

source: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,26044998-29277,00.html?from=public_rss

Prison officer charged with supplying porn to inmates

Melbourne, July 12 (ANI): A prison officer, who allegedly supplied pornography to inmates at a prison farm near Beaudesert, Australia, is under investigation.

The police and Queensland Corrective Services raided the Palen Creek Correctional Centre to find two portable memory sticks that allegedly contained pornographic images, in the prison officer’s locker, the Courier Mail reports.

The officer has been accused of passing on the memory sticks to inmates to upload porn on to their computers.

However, it is yet to be confirmed if the material includes child porn.

The man is charged with bringing in prohibited items to the restricted zone and needs to appear in the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on August 5.

Meanwhile, prison sources at the jail revealed that the officer has resigned after being issued a show cause notice.

Also Queensland Corrective Services have seized a number of computer hard drives belonging to both staff and prisoners for forensic test.

source: http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/prison-officer-charged-with-supplying-porn-to-inmates_100216898.html

Prison manager, inmates face drug charges

A unit manager and three inmates at Rimutaka Prison have been charged with cannabis-related offences.

The arrests follow an investigation involving the Department of Corrections and police.

Police laid charges against the unit manager on Thursday and the prisoners were to face charges on Friday.

Department of Corrections chief executive Barry Matthews says his staff quickly detected the illegal activity and worked closely with police to identify the accused.

Mr Matthews says any kind of illegal activity cannot be tolerated in prisons and he expects a high level of honesty and integrity from staff.

He says the actions of one manager should not detract from the hard work, dedication and professionalism shown by staff at Rimutaka Prison.

The department will not comment further on the nature of the charges, saying the matter is now before the courts.

Mr Matthews says the arrested prison manager has worked for the Corrections Department for 16 years. He says indications are that no other staff from the prison were involved in the activity.

source:  http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/stories/2009/06/05/1245b561aadb

Guard charged in hospital beating in Lancaster

A Lancaster County Prison guard last August severely beat a prison inmate who had been shackled to a hospital bed, according to criminal and civil complaints.

Silvestre Villarreal, a longtime prison guard who weighs about 200 pounds, climbed on a bed at Lancaster General Hospital and straddled the inmate, according to the complaint of a civil lawsuit filed a week ago.

The correctional officer repeatedly hit the inmate, Vance Laughman, until nurses intervened. He struck him so hard that he broke his own hand, according to the complaint. Continue reading

Three prison officers suspended

Three prison officers have been suspended following an investigation into the smuggling of drugs and mobile phones into a London jail.

The three men, who work at Wandsworth Prison in south-west London, were arrested in April.

They have since been bailed to appear at a police station.

A Prison Service spokesman said: “Three prison officers were suspended from HMP Wandsworth in April pending the outcome of a police investigation.”

source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8071759.stm

Prison Guard Has Violent Inmate’s Child

A prison guard at the Young Offenders’ Institute in the British county of Buckinghamshire has given birth to a violent inmate’s baby, papers show.

Aylesbury prison officer Kelly-Anne McDade listed convicted burglar Nelson Simoes Lopes Delgado as the father of her newborn son on a filed birth certificate, The Daily Mail said Thursday

McDade, who was suspended when her superiors learned of her relationship with Delgado, resigned from her prison post after her new child’s birth. Continue reading