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Former Brighton model poses for Facebook photos behind bars
It seems like the man previously dubbed “Brighton’s worst teenager” cannot give up his modelling career in jail and has posed for numerous Facebook pictures.
A Ministry of Justice investigation has now been launched after pictures of Korrell Kennedy, who signed with top modelling agency Elite and walked the catwalk at a Paris fashion show, posed in pictures alongside his lag friend Sonny Barker.
In one photo 20-year-old Kennedy – given an Asbo six years ago banning him from large areas of Brighton – is shown in a pair of bright pink pants.
Kennedy, who previously attended Varndean School, was jailed for two-and-a-half years in 2011, after he was caught on camera wielding a knife as he chased a man.
He also threatened medics and security staff with surgical scissors as they tried to treat him at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.
In 2011 Kennedy, who has a string of 20 previous convictions for drunkenness, violence, sexual assault and antisocial behaviour, was jailed after appearing at Lewes Crown Court where he admitted affray, possessing a bladed article and assault.
Now Kennedy, of Brunswick Place, Hove, has been caught on camera again.
In the latest Facebook picture of the pair, posted last Monday, they pose in a cell in just their underwear, showing off the muscular physiques they have honed in one of HMP Rochester’s three gyms. Behind them is a TV and a Playstation 2.
Barker, of Penhurst Close, Canterbury, was jailed for 12 years in August after being convicted of aggravated burglary and possessing a knife.
He revealed that he had an easy life in prison in a series of messages.
In the first, on June 29, he wrote: “What’s happening! Coming from live from prison. Who’s missing me?”
In another, on July 14, he bragged: “I’ll be home soon. Real soon. December 2015.”
He even had the audacity to whinge about the lack of people contacting him on the phone, writing on August 4: “Why am I not getting the adds I deserve on BBM?! [Blackberry mobile].”
Since then he has said that has had his smuggled mobile referred to the police – a criminal offence.
Steve Gillan, the general secretary of the Prison Officers’ Association, described the online postings as “scandalous”.
He said: “We’re extremely concerned that prisoners have been able to smuggle phones into their cells and take pictures and post them on Facebook.
A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “Prisoners have no access to the internet other than for specific educational, employment or legal purposes – even then they are supervised by prison staff at all times and can only access pre-approved website.
“It is a criminal offence to have a mobile phone in prison and any prisoner found with one will be dealt with severely.”
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