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Glamorous jail officer who admitted having cellphone intercourse with jailed drug-dealing gangster is cleared of misconduct in a public workplace after claiming she solely took his calls to ‘pacify’ him

Glamorous jail officer who admitted having cellphone intercourse with jailed drug-dealing gangster is cleared of misconduct in a public workplace after claiming she solely took his calls to ‘pacify’ him


A glamorous jail officer who had cellphone intercourse with a convicted gangster was at present cleared of getting an unlawful relationship with the prisoner.

Ruth Shmylo, 26, claimed she was dwelling in worry of drug seller Harri Pullen, 25, whereas working at a class B jail.

She was accused of getting a 5 month inappropriate relationship with Pullen – and calls between them have been recorded by jail bosses.

However she claimed she was ‘terrified’ of Pullen and took his calls to appease him after he threatened her household.

She hugged her mom and sister after leaving the dock having been cleared by the jury following a nine-day trial.

Decide Simon Mills instructed the jury: ‘Ruth Shmylo will return to her life having endured this expertise.’

Ruth Shmylo (pictured), 26, was today cleared of having an illegal relationship with a prisoner

Ruth Shmylo (pictured), 26, was at present cleared of getting an unlawful relationship with a prisoner

Ruth Shmylo, 26, claimed she was living in fear of drug dealer Harri Pullen, 25 (pictured)

Ruth Shmylo, 26, claimed she was living in fear of drug dealer Harri Pullen, 25 (pictured)

Ruth Shmylo, 26, claimed she was dwelling in worry of drug seller Harri Pullen, 25 (pictured)

Shmylo, described by her barrister as ‘very fairly’, instructed the courtroom Pullen ‘fixated’ on her and compelled her to take his calls.

She was sacked from her job at HMP Parc in Bridgend and Pullen moved to a different jail after officers on the G4S-run jail over their alleged affair.

Pullen was moved to HMP Manchester – also called Strangeways – and added Shmylo to his permitted calls listing however their conversations have been recorded by officers.

The calls, performed to the courtroom, included Pullen repeatedly telling her ‘I like you.’

The courtroom heard complaints about her included ‘flirtatious’ behaviour with inmates and carrying ‘skin-tight trousers’ to work.

However the courtroom heard she had beforehand made corruption studies of her personal towards different employees who have been colluding with inmates to tamper with prisoner’s meals.

Shmylo instructed the jury that prisoners would order ‘a particular’ for an inmate they did not like – which might see corrupt officers spit or pour semen into their meals.

Claire Wilks, defending, stated Shmylo ought to have been handled as a whistleblower however was as an alternative ‘frolicked to dry’ by jail bosses and referred to as ‘a grass’ by her colleagues and assaulted.

Ms Wilks stated it was no shock that given her earlier therapy on the jail she would not report cellphone calls with Pullen as she feared the results.

She stated: ‘She referred to as out a regime of corruption, she referred to as out a regime of meals tampering. Fairly disgusting is not it? The kind of factor you would possibly see in some kind of Netflix drama.

‘Ordering ‘a particular’ and serving it to susceptible prisoners, these are prisoners who’re new to Parc Jail and but already inside weeks there’s ‘a particular’ that may be ordered.

‘A 23-year-old younger girl who had 9 weeks of coaching was courageous sufficient to name that out. And look what she bought in return. She was referred to as a grass, assaulted, slapped on the underside, degraded, humiliated.

‘They usually count on that very same particular person to name out Harri Pullen?’

Shmylo was accused of having a five month inappropriate relationship with Pullen

Shmylo was accused of having a five month inappropriate relationship with Pullen

Shmylo was accused of getting a 5 month inappropriate relationship with Pullen

Shmylo told the jury she cried when Pullen tried to initiate phone sex

Shmylo told the jury she cried when Pullen tried to initiate phone sex

Shmylo instructed the jury she cried when Pullen tried to provoke cellphone intercourse

Ms Wilks stated: ‘G4S is the personal firm that runs Parc Jail. It homes over 1,000 prisoners and lots of, many, employees.

‘The reality is it oversees a regime that’s rife with corruption and unable to guard both prisoners and employees.

‘Chances are you’ll assume Miss Shmylo was degraded and humiliated by each the inmates and her colleagues.

‘She was referred to as nicknames, she was harassed, and when she tried to reveal important malpractices she bore the brunt of it.’

Prosecutor Matthew Cobbe instructed the courtroom that after being arrested Shmylo admitted she had cellphone intercourse with Pullen.

Mr Cobbe stated: ‘She conceded throughout the course of her interview that she had had cellphone intercourse with the inmate.

‘She defined this was principally the inmate saying issues to her, noting that ‘I used to be listening for the perfect a part of it’.

‘Which means she was actively participating in cellphone intercourse with the inmate – or a few of it.’

Shmylo instructed the jury she cried when Pullen tried to provoke cellphone intercourse.

Ms Wilks requested her: ‘Did you’ve gotten any sexual arousal from the cellphone calls?’

Shmylo answered: ‘No. The primary time after I got here to bear in mind Harri was masturbating I requested him to cease. I repeatedly requested him to cease and I cried.

‘It made him actually indignant and his actual phrases have been: ‘You make out like I am sort of nonce.

‘It was like I had insulted him as a result of I used to be crying and I used to be repeatedly saying: ‘I am not doing this I am not doing this.”

Shmylo, of Treforest, Pontypridd was cleared of 1 cost of misconduct in a public workplace.

Glamorous jail officer who admitted having cellphone intercourse with jailed drug-dealing gangster is cleared of misconduct in a public workplace after claiming she solely took his calls to ‘pacify’ him



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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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