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Cocky prisoner snogs guard at Addiewell jail then brags ‘that’s what I wanted’

A cocky convict who secretly filmed himself kissing a female prison officer is heard bragging “that’s what I wanted” after the snog.

The shocking video shows Addiewell prisoner Kevin Hogg in a passionate clinch with warder Rachel Wilson after she enters his cell.

The incident comes as staff claim crisis-hit Addiewell jail is running out of control.

Prison chiefs have called in police to investigate the footage and last night said Wilson no longer works at the prison.

The clip was filmed in recent weeks and is being shared around several Scottish prisons by inmates.

At first it was feared the inmate, who is serving three years for traffic offences, set up the recording to “blackmail” Wilson.

But prison insiders claim it was filmed to give the prisoner “bragging rights” among other cons.

Kevin Hogg with Rachel Wilson in his cell

A whistleblower last night said the privately-run prison is in crisis due to severe staff shortages, inexperienced staff, poor training and corruption.

The whistleblower claims several officers have been caught bringing in contraband such as drugs and mobile phones for prisoners.

In the 79-second clip, Hogg is seen in his white-walled, modern cell where he places a mobile phone on a shelf facing the door and records footage.

He wanders around his cell and appears to take a swig of water to freshen up his mouth.

A few seconds, later Wilson appears at the cell door.

The two can be heard whispering to each other before Hogg grabs Wilson for a kiss, which lasts a few seconds.

Cocky prisoner snogs guard at Addiewell jail then brags ‘that’s what I wanted’
Kevin Hogg is an inmate at Addiewell Prison

When they are finished, Hogg can be heard saying: “That’s what I wanted.”

After Wilson leaves he stops recording.

A source at the prison said: “If this was an unwanted approach then she’d have pressed her panic button but she didn’t. It’s clear from the video she wasn’t coerced or frightened. She is a willing participant.

“Rachel Wilson has only been a PO since spring and was still on her probation period. This video is doing the rounds among the prisoners and other guards as far afield as Barlinnie in Glasgow.

“The video was recorded a few weeks ago. At first it was feared he did it to blackmail her but the fact the video is being shared suggests he’s done it for bragging rights.”

It’s not known if Wilson and Hogg are in a relationship or if this was a first-time kiss.

The source said: “The bosses are furious. But this is just indicative of how Addiewell is being run.

“There’s officers bringing in contraband, new recruits turning up to work dressed for clubbing instead of correctional work. Hair extensions, eyelashes, tight clothing … and it’s winding up the prisoners.

“We’re talking about men who are locked up, separated from their wives and girlfriends, and young prison officers are turning up like it’s a beauty contest – not a prison full of dangerous men.” The source said staff safety was a huge concern due to chronic shortages which means corners are being cut and the “prisoners are ruling the roost”.

They said: “There’s been times prisoners have been left unlocked at night time and free to come and go as they please.

Cocky prisoner snogs guard at Addiewell jail then brags ‘that’s what I wanted’
The inmate takes a drink before she arrives

“There’s few staff on at night and this leaves staff vulnerable, particularly females.

“Staff have been threatened with all sorts unless they bring in contraband goods and a few have given in for fear of retribution from prisoners.

“The Scottish Prison Service needs to take over the running of Addiewell before a prison officer is killed.”

The Daily Record yesterday raised the video and the wider alleged issues with Sodexo Justice Services, the private firm which runs Addiewell Prison under contract to the Scottish Prison Service.

A spokesman for HMP Addiewell said of the video: “This matter has been referred to the police and the individual no longer works for the prison. We are unable to comment any further.”

Responding to the other allegations by the whistleblower, they said: “We are committed to running a prison that is safe for all who live and work there.

“We take any whistleblower allegations very seriously and have processes to ensure these are swiftly looked into and whistleblowers’ rights are protected.

“Procedures are in place to ensure proper security levels are maintained and areas risk assessed.”

The Daily Record was unable to track down prison warder Wilson for comment.

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