Chelsea Blackwell sentenced: A former female Aylesbury, UK prison officer who exchanged over 850 texts between herself and an inmate is jailed.
Chelsea Blackwell a HMP Aylesbury prison officer has been jailed after sending over 850 sex texts to a 21 year old inmate along with 115 phone calls. Many of which were sexual in nature.
Blackwell’s sentencing of eight months comes after the 27 year old woman had been a prison officer at Aylesbury Young Offender Institution, Buckinghamshire, Blackwell since 2015.
The ‘inappropriate’ communications reported the bbc occurred between July 13 and August 5 last year.
The former jail warden’s sentencing comes after Blackwell was initially charged on February 21 before conceding to misconduct in a public office, July 20.
Before admitting her relationship, Blackwell initially denied the charge against her in court.
She told police officers during two interviews that the evidence must have been planted by her colleagues. Come July, the woman relented and pled guilty to abusing her position of public office reported the sun.
So desirous was Blackwell for her affections of the prisoner, identified as Emmanuel Callender-Scott, Blackwell went on to make five further calls to the object of her desire after the man’s phone was seized in a cell search.
Investigations led to four letters also being found in the prisoner’s cell, and more at Blackwell’s Merseyside home.
A forensic handwriting report concluded there was ‘very strong evidence’ that Blackwell had written them, said the Crown Prosecution Service.
Many of the letters, calls and texts were made in the early hours, and some of the calls lasted for several hours reported the dailymail.
Louise Attrill, Senior Crown Prosecutor, said the Crown Prosecution Service put together a ‘robust case’ using mobile phone data, cell site analysis and handwriting analysis to show Blackwell had abused her position.
‘Some of the texts make it really clear that she was infatuated with this prisoner and contacted him – and he contacted her often on a very frequent basis,’ she said.
Adding, ‘Incidents like this by prison officers are extremely rare but they amount to an abuse of the public’s trust which has the potential to lead to corruption or blackmail. They are treated with the utmost seriousness’.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether at any point and if so, how often, Blackwell and the object of her desire physically manifested their desire.
Following sentencing, PC Nicola Ambrose of Thames Valley Police said Blackwell’s actions ‘were completely unacceptable.’
The inmate was serving a seven-year sentence for wounding with intent.