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Flamenco star Isabel Pantoja 'gets celebrity treatment in jail', complain wardens
24 June 2015 @ 14:50

PRISON workers in Alcalá de Guadaíra (Sevilla province) have complained their most famous inmate, flamenco legend Isabel Pantoja is getting the star treatment behind bars.

They have filed a formal grievance with the secretary-general for detention centres, Ángel Yuste, who has launched a formal inquiry into whether the singer is indeed enjoying privileges not in keeping with her status as a convicted criminal.

Staff say Pantoja's custodial term is 'more like a stay in a private hotel', and claim she was given the most spacious and comfortable cell which was fully cleaned and renovated, retiled and with a new bed and mattress installed before she entered.

Pantoja is the only inmate in her block who does not have to share a cell.

Wardens reveal they were given a ticking off after Pantoja had a 'diva' moment about her shoes being placed on top of her clothes and 'leaving a mark', refusing to clear up her belongings until the prison governor investigated the matter.

She even joins the manager and her deputy for breakfast in an area barred to inmates, and they kiss each other on both cheeks when she leaves, wardens report.

And after she enjoyed her first 'good behaviour' weekend leave, prison bosses carried her bags for her to and from the car - and she had three bags, rather than just one as prison rules state.


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