Student jailed for 16 months kills self in prison after inmates bullied her

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A jailed university student was being ‘terrorised’ by inmates and was ‘forced to parade n-ked’ in front of prison staff before she took her own life in her jail cell, according to her devastated parents.

Katie Allan, 21, was sentenced to two years behind bars for a hit and run during which she left a teenager bleeding in the road, after she got behind the wheel drunk.

Michael Keenan, 15, was injured but survived the incident in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, on 10 August last year after suffering a broken ankle.

Katie, 20 at the time of the accident, always insisted she did not realise she had hit anyone after her tyre blew and she hit an island after drinking four pints.

Miss Allan who was studying Geography at Glasgow University was sentenced to sixteen months behind bars despite the boy and his family pleading with the judge not to jail her.

From the moment she arrived at Polmont Prison in Falkirk Katie was relentlessly tormented.

Friends have described the ‘lovely lassie’ as a ‘sheep in a wolf’s den.’

A friend told The Sun: ‘She was definitely getting bullied. That and the prison environment directly contributed to her ending her life. She should never have been in there.

‘One woman was making her give her tobacco, handing over her stamps, posting her letters for her. She had her scared s**tless.’

Katie became so distressed she began losing her hair.

Her parents described how she had to strip in front of jail staff as part of a jail training exercise, according to the Daily Record.

Katie took her own life five months into her 16 month sentence.

Mum Linda, 51, and dad Stewart, 54, are campaigning for change in the justice system – although state they accept she needed to be punished – but were horrified by what happened to her.

During her post mortem self-harm marks were found on her body. Her parents have questioned why Katie was not prevented from self-harming since she was seen n-ked regularly during strip searches.

Her parents were also furious she was jailed for so long after citing other cases where people were not jailed, for similar crimes.

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