Prison officer, 50, is found guilty of perverting the course of justice after asking a governor to have a ‘quiet word’ with guard who gave evidence against his father at detention centre abuse trial
Prison officer John McGee emailed a governor about an upcoming trialPrisoner officer Hugh Cockburn had given evidence against McGee’s father McGee, who trained with the governor Phil Husband, wanted him to actHe reported McGee who was convicted of perverting the course of justice
A prison officer who emailed a governor asking him to have ‘a quiet word’ with a guard who had given evidence at a series of abuse trials against fellow officers has been convicted of perverting the course of justice.
John McGee, 50, sent the email in support of his father, who was jailed for his part in the mistreatment of inmates at Medomsley Detention Centre in the 1970s.
McGee, who admitted he hero-worshipped his father, who is also called John, will now lose his job at the maximum security Frankland Prison where he has worked for more than 20 years.
Prison officer John McGee, 50, was today convicted of a single count of perverting the course of justice at Durham Crown Court, pictured. McGee tried to convince a prison governor to have ‘a quiet word’ with one of his warders who gave evidence against his father, also called John McGee, who was jailed in connection with abuse allegations
McGee’s father, also John McGee, pictured outside Teesside Crown Court in March 2019, was jailed for two years after he was convicted in connection with allegations of abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre in the 1970s
Prison officer Hugh Cockburn had given evidence against McGee’s father and several other former warders over the alleged abuse of inmates at Medomsley Detention Centre, pictured