Woman jailed for trying to smuggle a sock containing drugs, a mobile phone and SIM cards into prison

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A woman has been jailed for six months for trying to smuggle mobile phones and drugs into Bedford prison.

Ruth Chinsammy, 50, of Wormholt Road, London, admitted trying to get a sock containing a number of items including cannabis, a mobile phone and SIM cards into the prison.

She had been arrested along with a 16-year-old boy after police were called to reports of suspicious activity outside the prison in Adelaide Square in the early hours of Saturday, May 9.

Chinsammy pleaded guilty to attempting to bring/throw/convey banned items into the prison.

She was jailed for a total of six months at Luton Crown Court on Friday, June 26.

The 16-year-old boy also admitted the charge and was sentenced to an 18-month rehabilitation order with supervision and a six month curfew order.

Det Con Andrew Boston said: “These items are banned for a reason and this case should show that anyone caught attempting to get them into prisons faces being put before the courts.

“We work closely with the prison and were able to act quickly in this instance to prevent the items from getting into HMP Bedford.”