Who is Elyse Hibbs?

Elyse Hibbs is a 25-year-old qualified Health worker from Manchester.

Elyse Hibbs works as a nurse at the 1,652-capacity HMP Parc Prison in Bridgend, Wales, and at HMP Manchester, known as Strangeways, 210 miles away.

Elyse Hibbs

Elyse Hibbs, a 25-year-old prison nurse, faces prison time after confessing to having an affair with a prisoner.
Elyse Hibbs acknowledged that yesterday while working at two prisons, she had “inappropriate contact” with a prisoner.

When she entered the dock at Cardiff Crown Court, she pleaded guilty to the lone allegation of misconduct in a public office.

The charge against her states: ‘While acting as a public officer, namely prison nurse, willfully and without reasonable excuse or justification misconducted yourself in a way which amounted to an abuse of the public’s trust in the office holder by engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a prisoner.’

Hibbs, was told ‘all options’ remain open when she comes to be sentenced over the affair.

Adam Sharp, defending, said Hibbs’ plea was on a basis that would need to be reviewed by the Crown Prosecution Service and requested a pre-sentence report.

She was told to return to court next month for a sentence or a further direction hearing.

A second prison worker custody officer Ruth Shmylo, also 25, appeared alongside Hibbs also accused of an affair with the same inmate – but did not enter a plea.

Ruth Shmylo, of Pontypridd, Wales, will also return to court next month.