Garments ‘smuggled’ out of Yorkshire prisons on the market on Ebay

Pairs of trousers, a jumper and a jacket are amongst a number of the Yorkshire jail garments on the market on Ebay.

Jail issued garments are handed again to the shop for reuse upon an inmate’s launch. Nevertheless, some prisons have allowed inmates to depart of their jail challenge garments in the event that they don’t have anything else to put on.

The sale of prison-issued imates’ clothes is illegitimate, HM Jail Service says.

Nevertheless, a fast search of Ebay uncovered a number of gadgets – ostensibly made or worn in Yorkshire prisons – on the market.

One even claimed to have been “smuggled” out of class A HMP Wakefield, aka ‘Monster Mansion’, the place essentially the most harmful offenders in England and Wales are stored underneath lock and key.

Among the gadgets, both listed underneath ‘jail memorabilia’ or the primary garments part, are thought of collectable and may fetch a excessive value.

Listed here are a number of the gadgets we discovered on the market.

HMP Wakefield officers’ trousers

You should purchase a pair of those pants with a label which says ‘Made at HMP Wakefield’ for £14.99. There are modest reductions should you purchase a couple of pair.

In keeping with the itemizing, the trousers have been “made by prisoners in workshops in HMP Wakefield”.

It provides: “These jail made garments by prisoners are uncommon to return by and collectable. These got here in a one-off field smuggled out. No outer packaging or sealed [sic]. They arrive free as made however have all the real HMP labels sewn in as needs to be.”

HMP Wealstun trousers


One Ebay vendor is promoting pairs of those primary, mid-blue pants – made on the class C jail, close to Wetherby – for £19.97. There’s £1 off should you purchase two pairs.

HMP Leeds jumper


This XL crew neck sweater was apparently made in HMP Manchester, aka Strangeways, however issued at HMP Leeds. One of many sleeves seems to have been stamped with ‘LDS’ which might point out it was issued on the Armley jail.

The vendor desires upwards of £30 for it.

HMP Full Sutton jacket


In keeping with the label, this extra-large denim jacket is a ‘Full Sutton product’. However whereas it could have been made on the class A jail east of York, it was worn by a former inmate throughout his time inside HMP Norwich, the seller says.

The jacket is on sale for £55.

The vendor says: “I purchased this off of a person who had turned his life round and after popping out of Norwich Jail.

“It’s 100% real because it was his jacket that he wore in jail.

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“These are fairly uncommon to search out and others are itemizing for £60-£70…

“He wished it to go to a loving residence so I hope somebody will make good use of it.”

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