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Prisoners caught sharing snaps from inside jail on Facebook for second time in five weeks

A band of brazen prisoners have posted a video tour of their cells and selfies on the internet – just weeks after being punished for a similar offence.

The shameless group of inmates posted footage of themselves on Facebook ‘kicking back’ while serving time.

They can be seen proudly posing next to each other video filmed on mobile phones smuggled into privately-run HMP Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Inmates are banned from possessing mobile phones and from posting on social media – prompting one MP to brand security at the prison a ‘farce’.

These brazen prisoners at HMP Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, posted a video tour of their cells and selfies on the internet - just weeks after being punished for a similar offence. Pictured from left: Dom Hunter, Mikey Pemberton, (unknown in light grey tracksuit), Tom Lalor, Michael Craggs and Kyle Thompkins. Craggs was sentenced only last month for burgling a house

These brazen prisoners at HMP Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, posted a video tour of their cells and selfies on the internet - just weeks after being punished for a similar offence. Pictured from left: Dom Hunter, Mikey Pemberton, (unknown in light grey tracksuit), Tom Lalor, Michael Craggs and Kyle Thompkins. Craggs was sentenced only last month for burgling a house

These brazen prisoners at HMP Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, posted a video tour of their cells and selfies on the internet – just weeks after being punished for a similar offence. Pictured from left: Dom Hunter, Mikey Pemberton, (unknown in light grey tracksuit), Tom Lalor, Michael Craggs and Kyle Thompkins. Craggs was sentenced only last month for burgling a house

The men proudly posed next to each other having taken the pictures on mobile phones smuggled into the privately-run prison. Inmates are banned from possessing mobile phones and from posting on social media - prompting one MP to brand security at the prison a 'farce'

The men proudly posed next to each other having taken the pictures on mobile phones smuggled into the privately-run prison. Inmates are banned from possessing mobile phones and from posting on social media - prompting one MP to brand security at the prison a 'farce'

The men proudly posed next to each other having taken the pictures on mobile phones smuggled into the privately-run prison. Inmates are banned from possessing mobile phones and from posting on social media – prompting one MP to brand security at the prison a ‘farce’

The video from inside a cell taken by one of the criminals shows designer tracksuits, a television, games console and stash of food.

The 44-second clip also shows an inmate playing pool and dancing then gesturing towards the camera with his fingers as music blares out.

The group were disciplined for breaching prison rules by updating their social media profiles last month but have continued to post online.

Comments on their public profiles saying ‘loving it…’ and ‘kicking back my son’ suggest the group have little remorse for their actions.

When a member of the public commented on a post saying, ‘you lot will be in the paper again’, an inmate replied, ‘that’s the aim mate’.

One comment claims ‘the lads are back together again’ and another asks ‘how have you seriously not been caught with that phone yet?’.

The group of inmates, aged in their early 20s, are thought to be from Bradford, West Yorkshire, and to have known each other before being jailed.

The group were disciplined for breaching prison rules by updating their social media profiles last month with images including the one above - but have continued to post online

The group were disciplined for breaching prison rules by updating their social media profiles last month with images including the one above - but have continued to post online

The group were disciplined for breaching prison rules by updating their social media profiles last month with images including the one above – but have continued to post online

Dom Hunter, Mikey Pemberton, Tom Lalor, Michael Craggs and Kyle Thompkins have all been pictured.

Craggs was sentenced only last month for burgling a house.

He attempted to evade police by speeding away at 90mph then swimming in a canal and hiding up a tree.

MP Phillip Davies branded the situation at HMP Doncaster ‘an absolute farce’ and has demanded the Prison Service ‘get a grip’.

Some of the comments posted after the original images were uploaded. HMP Doncaster is a Category B men's private prison containing 1,145 inmates run by public service provider Serco. Serco contract director Jerry Spencer said: 'We are working extremely hard to stop the illegal use of mobile phones'

Some of the comments posted after the original images were uploaded. HMP Doncaster is a Category B men's private prison containing 1,145 inmates run by public service provider Serco. Serco contract director Jerry Spencer said: 'We are working extremely hard to stop the illegal use of mobile phones'

Some of the comments posted after the original images were uploaded. HMP Doncaster is a Category B men’s private prison containing 1,145 inmates run by public service provider Serco. Serco contract director Jerry Spencer said: ‘We are working extremely hard to stop the illegal use of mobile phones’

He said: ‘I have argued for a long time that prison is too soft and this proves the point. People are sent to prison to be punished and this is an absolute farce. What sort of a regime is this?

‘Given they know these people are using mobile phones in prison, they should be searched on a regular basis.

‘The message it sends out is that there is no deterrent to committing a crime, and it’s not good enough. It’s a kick in the teeth to victims of crime.’

The group could have extra time added to their sentences for their latest infraction.

HMP Doncaster is a Category B men’s private prison containing 1,145 inmates run by public service provider Serco.

Serco contract director Jerry Spencer said: ‘We are working extremely hard to stop the illegal use of mobile phones.

‘It is a problem faced in all prisons and we have recently installed a new body scanner to help find phones that people are trying to smuggle in.

‘The phone used in this incident has been found and confiscated and the individuals concerned have been referred to the Independent Adjudicator who has the power to add up to 42 days to a prisoner’s sentence.’ 

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