Female prison guard in the UK who had sexual relations with three inmates at a maximum security prison has been sentence to serve 18 months in prison
Latoya Gautrey, 32, is accused of ‘sneaking’ into the cells of inmates Levan Greenfield, 30, and Tariq Williams-Dawodu, 23, for late-night trysts while working at HMP Woodhill maximum security prison
The two men – Greenfield and Williams-Dawodu – were incarcerated for murders
Her third jailhouse lover, Montell Ashby, was serving six years for conspiring to supply class A drugs
Gautrey, a mum-of-three, exchanged racy messages with the pair of killers, the court heard, and one had intimate photos of her on his phone
Gautrey from Stanwick, Northamptonshire, who previously admitted misconduct in public office between April 2019 and March 2020, was sentenced on Wednesday
A female prison guard in the UK who had intimate relations with three inmates at a maximum security prison has been jailed. Two of the men involved are serving long sentences on murder convictions, and a third was convicted on drug related charges.
Corrections officer Latoya Gautrey, 32, prosecutors said would ‘sneak into the cells of dangerous killers Levan Greenfield, 30, and Tariq Williams-Dawodu, 23, for late-night trysts while working at the HMP Woodhill,’ a maximum security prison.
Gautrey a mother-of-three, from Stanwick, Northamptonshire, previously admitted misconduct in public office between April 2019 and March 2020. She was sentenced to serve 18 months behind bars on Wednesday.
The Amersham Crown Court heard how she started having intimate relationships with the inmates within “a matter of months” after finishing her training.
She was also charged with the failure to report to prison authorities that the convicts had phones, which is prohibited for inmates.
Witnesses saw the officer going into a closet with Williams-Dawodu, only to emerge shortly afterwards to “readjust her skirt”. And after she was fired, she continued to “sext” him. One text read: “You are the last person I had sex with,” according to the court records.
Greenfield was given a life sentence in 2013 after stabbing a man to death in a nightclub in south-west London.
And Williams-Dawodu knifed a teenager to death in 2015 and was sentenced to 18 years and six months.
He was seen brandishing a knife on CCTV before attacking Jeremie Malenge, who was stabbed multiple times. Three others were also convicted.
Gautrey, a mum-of-three, exchanged racy messages with the pair, the court heard, and one had intimate snaps of her on his phone.
Her house and car were searched and further evidence of the other relationships were found, including text messages with a prisoner called Montell Ashby.
Ashby, who was serving six years inside for conspiring to supply class A drugs, had been texting a relative to share the nude photographs of Gautrey. He also made reference to the photos being kept for “blackmail”.
Sentencing Gautrey, Judge Geoffrey Payne said: “HMP Woodhill is a category A prison, a term used because the prisoners there are some of the most dangerous people in the system. For that reason, there are protocols that must be followed.
“Staff that are compromised endanger the stability of the prison because they can be blackmailed. I am not telling you anything you do not know Ms Gautrey because all of that was covered in the training.
“Had there been one relationship it might have been different but there were three here, the relationship with two of the prisoners was sustained and one was lengthy.”
The court heard that Gautrey, of previous good character, had been in an abusive relationship with the dad of her kids and suffered with mental health difficulties.