Jail birds: Dangerous prisoners allowed budgies to keep them company

Budgie behind bars.

Budgie behind bars.

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DANGEROUS inmates at a top security jail are sharing their cells with feathered friends, the Echo can reveal.

Some of the UK’s most notorious prisoners, housed at HMP Frankland, in Durham, have been allowed to buy budgies to keep them company.

The prison, which has been home to high-profile inmates including Ian Huntley, Charles Bronson, Harold Shipman and Sunderland serial killer Steven Grieveson, permitted the birds for those serving whole life tariffs.


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