Hollesley Bay prisoner given extra jail term after being found with SIM cards

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A prisoner has been given an extra five months in jail after being found in possession of SIM cards for a mobile phone for the second time.

Former Hollesley prisoner Jordan Raeburn

Former Hollesley prisoner Jordan Raeburn - Credit: Archant

Ipswich magistrates were told the cards were found during a search of Jordan Raeburn’s cell in Hollesley Bay open prison on June 26 last year.

The 21-year-old had been eligible to apply for release from a five-year nine-month sentence in November this year.

However, that is likely to be put back due to his additional jail term and Raeburn has been returned to an enclosed prison.

Raeburn pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited item in prison.

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He was originally sentenced at Harrow Crown Court in May 2014 after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm and ammunition.

Raeburn had also admitted possessing 6.43g of cocaine with intent to supply, possessing a small amount of cannabis, and common assault.

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Then, aged 19, Raeburn had asked to move the gun and drugs by associates of his wheelchair-bound brother, who himself jailed for 25 months

Raeburn, of Stanmore, Middlesex, was captured after being chased through Watford town centre.

When he appeared before Ipswich magistrates prosecutor David Bryant said Raeburn’s latest offence occurred at 11.10am when two Hollesley Bay prison officers searched his single occupancy room in the Wilford Unit.

Two SIM cards were found next to his bed.

When they were checked numerous phone numbers were listed.

The court heard one of the numbers had been called on three occasions and there were messages on it.

Jo Paton, representing Raeburn, said because of the offence her client had been into a Category C prison and has had ‘a lot’ of privileges withdrawn.

She added: “This could potentially affect his release date from prison.”

Sentencing Raeburn magistrates said the offence was so serious it could only justify custody, and it was the second time he had committed a similar offence.

Raeburn was given a five-month prison term to run consecutively to the sentence he was already serving. He must also pay £80 to the victims’ fund.

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