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Porn found on sex jail computer.

Byline: Keith Perry

A SECRET porn stash was discovered on a computer at a jail holding sex offenders.

The photos were found on a machine used by inmates in a desktop publishing room.

The material is believed to have been put on to the computer by a prisoner using a smuggled memory stick.

The offender also managed to breach the IT admin password code on the computer.

Police and prison bosses are trying to establish how the X-rated images were brought into the jail.

They did not include pictures of children.

Police interviewed staff at HMP Risley, near Warrington, Cheshire, last week.

Some of those under investigation are child sex offenders housed in a specialist 28-bed unit for inmates like them.

Vital Risley holds a total of 220 sex offenders out of a prison population of 1,095.

A source said: "The images are all very hardcore and explicit.

"Porn is the last thing you need in a jail with a number of sex offenders serving sentences."

The desktop publishing unit was staffed by prison officers but now employs civilian teachers.

Glyn Travis, of the prison officers' association said: "Hardcore porn in a jail is a dangerous commodity.

"It is not the sort of material you want an inmate to have access to, especially a sex offender.

"That's why it is vital to have enough staff to stop contraband coming into prisons.

"We need more staff and we need those to be properly trained."

Risley offers IT courses to inmates as part of its rehabilitation courses.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: "Police are investigating and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment on this incident."

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