Woman who smuggled drugs into Whitemoor prison for her “executioner or executioner’s assistant” son jailed

Kim Woolley

Kim Woolley - Credit: Archant

A MOTHER caught smuggling drugs into Whitemoor Prison- where her son is serving a life sentence for murder - has been jailed for a year.

Kimm Woolley, 41, of Higher Lane, Liverpool, sent a letter containing cannabis to the prison addressed to her son, Phillip, 25.

Prison officers seized the letter after a drugs dog picked out the package on August 22 last year. Woolley had tried to conceal the drugs by concealing them between photographs inside a second envelope in the package. Forensic tests confirmed she had sent the letter.

Woolley was arrested when she left the prison after visiting her son at the prison in December.

She was charged with cause another person to bring a prohibited article into/out of prison and was remanded in prison.

Woolley denied the charge but was found guilty following a five-day trial at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday) and was jailed for 12 months.

The drugs were estimated to have a street value of about £1,250.

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Detective Constable Emily Clarke said: “Drugs are banned from prisons across the country for obvious reasons.

“The prison relies on staff keeping security tight to prevent such contraband entering the jail.

“Woolley was caught and I hope the sentence serves as a warning to anyone who considers taking drugs or other forbidden items into prison.”

Phillip Woolley, who has an IQ of just 68, was described at his trial in 2008 as “suffering a significant mental impairment”. He was told he would serve a minimum of 24 years for acting as “executioner or executioner’s assistant” to a gangland boss.

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