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with two sides costs £10.70. Takeaways can be picked up from restau­rants or or­dered to an ad­dress through the mo­bile phone app De­liv­eroo.

In July last year footage emerged of con­vict Do­minic Usher eat­ing McDon­ald’s cheese­burg­ers in jail. Usher, 29, of Not­ting­ham, is serv­ing life for kid­nap, black­mail, rob­bery and ar­son.

One of the videos shows him turn­ing his nose up at a prison curry be­fore show­ing off the burg­ers, while in another he was seen snort­ing a white pow­der. Other footage showed groups of lags par­ty­ing, singing, and even ap­pear­ing to smoke drugs by us­ing an asthma in­haler as a makeshift bong.

There was up­roar over the videos but it seems from our pic­tures that lit­tle has been done to stop pris­on­ers smug­gling in any­thing they want.


The eas­i­est way for in­mates to get con­tra­band is by brib­ing staff. Some are paid £500 a time to bring in pack­ages, and threat­ened if they fail to carry out their mis­sions.

One source with ex­ten­sive knowl­edge of the prison sys­tem told the BBC in March there was a work­ing as­sump­tion that three to five staff in ev­ery jail were

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