A tearful prison officer has confessed he is heart broken, after learning a prisoner whose food he urinated on every day for 11 years, is innocent.
Tony Varley, who only joined the service ‘because he wanted to make a difference,’ said he hasn’t been able to sleep since he heard the news.
Neighbours and close friends had looked up to him, he said, ‘for making sure prison wasn’t a holiday camp for scumbags’.
“I used to think I was giving something back,” Varley explained, “but now I feel like my whole life has been a lie”.
The Prison Officer’s Association has said it will be taking up the matter with the department.
A press conference was told the POA will be demanding compensation and counselling for members affected in this way.
As a result of this decision, a spokesman said, ‘a true prison officer’s vocation has been destroyed’.
“Any inquiries about the so called ‘pee-nal’ system,” he told reporters afterwards, “are in very poor taste”.