Child killers Ian Huntley and Levi Bellfield were among those given a Christmas meal at HMP Frankland in Durham, dubbed Monster Mansion
Britain’s most evil criminals were served up festive treats for Christmas from behind bars.
Sarah Everard’s murderer Wayne Couzens, and child killers Ian Huntley and Levi Bellfield, are among the lags holed up at HMP Frankland in Durham, dubbed Monster Mansion.
A Ministry of Justice spokesperson was keen to point out that the festive feasts were at no extra cost to the taxpayer.
A freedom of information request showed that the jailbird Christmas Day menu started with a breakfast of Shredded Wheat, yoghurt and milk.
There was a traditional roast turkey and gammon chipolata sausage and stuffing.
But a vegan and vegetarian option of Quorn meat free roast and a Halal alternative of diced pepper beef casserole was also served up.
And cons could opt for the ‘Healthy Option’ of salmon and sauce, served with carrots and Brussels sprouts.
Dessert choices were Christmas pudding and sauce or fruit cocktail.
For tea, there was a choice of a vegan jumbo sausage roll, tuna mayo roll or chicken pasta salad.
The same menu will be served on New Year’s Day.
On Boxing Day inmates could choose between a bacon chop or vegetarian sausages.
Breakfast consisted of Coco Pops, banana and milk.
The top security prison houses rogue ex-cop Couzens who murdered Sarah in March in Clapham, south London.
He was moved two weeks ago from HMP Belmarsh in the capital.
Some of the most dangerous cons in the country there also include Bellfield, who is serving a whole life sentence for three murders, including that of 13-year-old schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
Huntley – who killed schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman – is serving a minimum of 40 years.
Babes in the Wood murderer Russell Bishop is serving a minimum of 36 years for the murders of Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows, both nine, in Brighton in 1986.
He is dying from brain cancer.
Another inmate, sex beast Stan Simpson is serving 24 years for indecent assaults and rapes of seven children aged between eight and 16.
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was the prison’s most famous inmate.
He died a year ago aged 74 with coronavirus.
A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: “Meals in prisons over Christmas are paid for from within the existing budget and at no extra cost to the taxpayer.
“What is spent on food per prisoner per day, and the breakdown per meals, is ultimately a decision for each governor and their catering team as part of the devolved prison budget.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.