Paedophile ex-football coach Barry Bennell is in a cushy prison where inmates are offered yoga, acupuncture and trendy spinning workouts.
You can also find a Peloton-style gym and a cricket pitch for lags in the jail.
Former Manchester City Scout is currently serving 34 years for abusing 22 boys in the care of his family. The exact number of victims is unknown.
More than 100 are believed to exist.
Danielle Boxall of the TaxPayer’s Alliance said: “Inmates should be given the chance to exercise, but ratepayers shouldn’t have to rob a bank to pay for it
“Prisons must cut back on these lavish luxuries and put a stop to lags living it up in lock-up.”
Bennell is banged up in sex offenders’ nick HMP Littlehey, Cambs, where the regime is more relaxed than top-security nicks like Wakefield and Frankland in County Durham.
Recently, the prison was outfitted with exercise bikes.
And cons at Littlehey, the largest sex offender jail in Europe, can also take part in indoor bowls.
Bennell, 67 was a predator of boys at Crewe Alexandra and Manchester City in the 1970s, 1980s, and 90s. He was called the “The” “devil incarnate”A judge.
Eight men who claimed Bennell had abused them started a High Court Damages fight after suing Manchester City.
These men are now in their 40s or 50s and claim they were targeted by City youth teams and coached between 1979 and 1985 by Bennell.
City refutes the allegations and claims he wasn’t employed at the time of the alleged offenses.
Bennell’s life behind bars is in contrast to the suffering of his now middle-aged victims.
Experts are drafted in to give acupuncture to men’s ears and lay on meditation classes to help them stay calm.
He will enjoy a festive spread of turkey, chicken and trout, as well as a vegan nut roast, or veggie vol au vents.
A report by the jail’s Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) revealed the list of diverting pastimes available to the 1,000 cons.
According to IMB, “Plans were made during the period for a new focus on older prisoners with the creation of an afternoon social club involving exercise, bowls, chair-based exercise, yoga and remedial PE.
“Positive plans have been put in place for new developments, and new spinning bikes were purchased to introduce this.
“New cardiovascular and resistance machines were purchased to aid prisoner fitness.”
In addition, the prison holds sessions.“auricular acupuncture and meditation”.
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