Carl Byron (17/06/1981) of Manchester Road, Over Hulton, who was previously security manager at HMP Forest Bank, was sentenced to two years and ten months in prison after pleading guilty to theft and money laundering.
Anthony Bradbury (06/10/1987) of Haslam Street, Bury, who was formally a Security Analyst at HMP Forest Bank, has been jailed for two years and two months after pleading guilty to theft and money laundering.
They were jailed today, Friday 23 November 2018, at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.
The court heard how Byron and Bradbury had been stealing CDs, DVDs and games along with gaming accessories that had been brought into the prison as part of a legitimate prison industries contract.
The items were delivered to the prison and prisoners were required to repackage them and put them into order to be sent to their final destination.
Byron and Bradbury were required to conduct searches of the deliveries and during this time they would steal up to 100 items at a time by putting them into holdalls and walking out of the prison with them.
The pair were never searched as they were responsible for conducting searches on prison workers themselves, so they could walk out of the prison unquestioned.
They would then sell the items on eBay.
It is believed that the duo conducted their illegal enterprise for over two years earning themselves over £100,000.
Detective Sergeant Jonny McGirr from GMP’s Salford borough said: