A FORMER prison officer has appeared in court accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.
Joanne Hunter, 27, is charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office after allegedly conducting the relationship while working at HMP Forest Bank, in Salford.
She looked stoic while walking into court[/caption]
She had a relationship with a inmate at the prison[/caption]
She’s also charged with bringing or conveying an unauthorised mobile phone and cannabis into the prison in December 2020.
Hunter, who wore a black top and skirt, appeared at Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Court where details of the charges were read to her.
She spoke only to confirm her name, address and date of birth, and no pleas were entered.
Her parents watched on from the public gallery as her charges were listed.
Hunter, from Bury, Greater Manchester, is next due to appear for a pre-trial hearing at Manchester Crown Court on March 23.
Her LinkedIn page says she worked as a prison officer between December 2018 and December 2020.
It also states she graduated in applied social and studies and gained a master’s degree in childhood and youth studies at the University of Bedfordshire.
Joanne took mobile phones into Salford[/caption]