You may have heard of the ‘sexiest mugshot’ photo which went viral last year, apparently showing the ‘hottest’ prisoner in the states, well now it seems the UK has its own version with a convict’s selfies causing a stir.
The Daily Mail reports that 24-year-old, murderer Jack Cramb takes illegal, topless selfies on a contraband mobile phone and posts them online for all to see.
The murderous poser is serving a life sentence at Shotts Prison, Lanarkshire, for the brutal killing of Barry Bradley in 2010.
However, the inmate’s illegal passtime of uploading semi-naked photos to Facebook has earned him a cult following, with the people admiring his illicit pictures bizarrely including a prison officer’s wife.
Kirsty McKinnon Bryceland, whose husband is a rehab and support officer at Greenock Prison posted an adoring comment to his Facebook saying: “Ur guns are getting bigger! Well Done! #gainz.” To which he replied: “Thank Kirsty x.”
The prison officer’s wife, who happens to work as a Madonna Tribute act, denied that she knew it was the young killer.
I comment on hundreds of things every day. It must just be a coincidence that a picture must have popped up in my news feed.
I don’t comment on anyone who is in custody or anyone to do with Jamie’s work.
Cramb obviously takes to Facebook a lot to brag about his body, as he recently captioned a picture, while flirting with a nurse, saying ‘That’s my come to bed eyes.’
He’s shamelessly posted other selfies, showing off his torso and complaining that he was ‘freezing,’ in his prison cell with mamny people commenting despite his convictions.
One even said:
Perfect body babe! (can’t wait to get my hands on it)… Lucky girl me.
It’s not just half-naked photos the criminal posts, he sometimes opts for threatening pictures of himself, such as a pair of scissors captioned: “I’m go kick f*** outta you,” aimed at another inmate.
He also shared one of him brandishing plastic cutlery and writing, ‘coz I’m dangerous,’ on his alter-ego Facebook page named ‘Maximus Payet’.
His victim’s twin sister found his banned profile and recognised him instantly, bringing his illegally posted images to light.
Scottish Prison Services spoke out about mobile phone use behind bars, saying:
Upon identification of a profile for a prisoner, we request removal from the site. The SPS only has the ability to request removal of Facebook accounts that are proven to be accessed while a prisoner is in our care.
The possession of a mobile phone in prison is a criminal offence. If we receive information to suggest prisoners are in possession of devices, we will take appropriate action and report it to the relevant authorities.
So disturbingly, although they can request it, they cannot shut the pages down and therefore the influence of criminals inside having illegal contact with the outside world can remain online.
Surely now they know he’s got access to a mobile they can just take it off him?