And now the States – along with the prison governor and Customs and Immigration – want to see the mobile phone network for the area taken down.
Prisoners are understood to be using hidden SIM cards and then sharing a few mobile phone handsets between them to make contact with the outside world. It is believed that people also text their friends in prison with the top-up codes to increase their credit.
Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand said: ‘I am concerned about the ability to smuggle in mobile phones and SIM cards into the prison. It is an issue we are currently looking at to try to sort out.’