Prisoner serving seven years in jail boasts about his ‘hotel room’ cell on TikTok

Prisoner serving seven years in jail boasts about his ‘hotel room’ cell on TikTok

Prisoner serving seven years in jail boasts about his ‘hotel room’ cell on TikTok showing off his flatscreen TV, air humidifier, sound system, landline telephone and designer clothes

  • Inmate – going under the name HMP Unknown – has posted a series of videos
  • He has amassed more than a million views and 6,000 followers since Friday
  • But the offender’s bragging angered taxpaying Brits on the social media site










A prisoner serving seven years in jail has gone viral after boasting about his ‘hotel room’ cell on TikTok.

The inmate has posted a series of videos in recent days, showing off a number of luxury items, including a flatscreen TV, an air humidifier, a sound system, a landline telephone and designer clothes.

The lag – who goes under the name HMP Unknown – has amassed more than a million views since his first post on Friday, also raking in 6,000 followers and 46,000 likes.

His account bio appears to suggest he is four years into a seven-year stretch, as it features a padlock emoji and the dates 2018-2025. 

But his bragging angered taxpaying Brits on the social media platform, who couldn’t believe their money was being put towards such a lavish lifestyle. 

Prisoner serving seven years in jail boasts about his ‘hotel room’ cell on TikTok

The offender dubs his lifestyle as ‘HMP living’ and spares no luxury with a leather seat next to his single bed.

His room also contains an air humidifier, speaker system and landline telephone to receive calls on.

An assortment of designer clothes can be seen hanging neatly on pegs and hangers around the room.

Also on Friday, the unnamed prisoner boasted about his ‘night in by the fire’ with a video of logs burning on his flatscreen TV.

In another video, he shares images of multiple prisoners dripping in designer gear.

They are posing in groups in DSquared t-shirts – which retail for around £100 a pop – and loungewear sets from Nike and Hugo Boss. Their faces are covered by emojis in every picture.

One TikTok user said in response to the video: ‘Can’t believe I pay tax on this.’

Another said: ‘Me a single working mum of three who sleeps on the floor as I make sure my kids have everything. Think I might break the law for a comfy bed and peace.’

The offender dubs his lifestyle as 'HMP living' and spares no luxury with a leather seat next to his single bed

The offender dubs his lifestyle as ‘HMP living’ and spares no luxury with a leather seat next to his single bed

His room also contains an air humidifier, speaker system and landline telephone to receive calls on

His room also contains an air humidifier, speaker system and landline telephone to receive calls on

An assortment of designer clothes can be seen hanging neatly on pegs and hangers around the room

An assortment of designer clothes can be seen hanging neatly on pegs and hangers around the room

In another video, he shares images of multiple prisoners dripping in designer gear

In another video, he shares images of multiple prisoners dripping in designer gear

They are posing in groups in DSquared t-shirts - which retail for around £100 a pop - and loungewear sets from Nike and Hugo Boss. Their faces are covered by emojis in every picture

They are posing in groups in DSquared t-shirts – which retail for around £100 a pop – and loungewear sets from Nike and Hugo Boss. Their faces are covered by emojis in every picture

A third added: ‘That’s so sad because my brother lived like this in supported living. And he died alone and no one noticed.’

Commenters speculated that the man is in a Category D prison, which is the lowest security band.

Cat D prisoners have minimal restrictions and are allowed to spend most of their day away from the prison on licence to carry out work or education.

However, the metal door shown in his cell drove some to believe ‘HMP Unknown’ is a Cat C prisoner.

Inmates housed in Cat C prisons cannot be trusted in open conditions.

The HM Prison Service has been approached for comment.

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