Female Prison Officer Accused of Inmate Affair Faces Charges of Misconduct and Computer Access in Gwent, Court Hearing Reveals

Female Prison Officer Accused of Inmate Affair Faces Charges of Misconduct and Computer Access in Gwent, Court Hearing Reveals

Allegations against a Prison Officer

Megan Breen, a 21-year-old female prison officer, appeared in Cardiff Crown Court over accusations of engaging in an ‘inappropriate relationship’ with an unnamed prisoner at HMP Usk and HMP Prescoed in Gwent, South Wales.

The alleged incidents are reported to have occurred between February and May 2022.

Charges and Denial

Breen faced charges of misconduct in a public office and unauthorized computer access, to which she entered not guilty pleas during the brief court appearance.

The trial, scheduled for November, will address these allegations.

Charges Specified

The charges outlined allegations of Breen misusing her position as a prison officer by engaging in a relationship with a prisoner, constituting a breach of trust. The second charge revolves around unauthorized computer access.

Legal Proceedings and Trial Date

Judge Recorder of Cardiff Tracey Lloyd-Clarke presided over the hearing and set the trial for November of the current year. The court process will delve into the accusations brought against Breen.

Prison Details

HMP Usk, categorized as a Category C prison, accommodates 280 inmates. It operates jointly with HMP Prescoed, an open prison three miles away, where offenders serve the final stretch of their sentences before release.

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