Adam Johnson, former Sunderland and England footballer convicted last year for sexually touching a 15-year-old girl fan, marks his first year behind bars today without any visits from his family, ex-teammates or friends to make the shameful anniversary, just barely a week since he lost his latest appeal.
The 29-year-old, jailed for six years, twelve months ago will be by himself in Moorland Jail in Doncaster on Friday because only lawyers can enter on this day.
A source said: “The first year inside is tough – especially for someone serving a long sentence like Johnson.
Speaking to Mirror Online, a source said: “Relatives always try and get in on the actual day on which a person was sent down if they can because they know how low they’ll be.
“It just so happens that Friday is not a visiting day so Johnson will be on his own. His legal team would have been allowed to see him if they were preparing for an appeal but that is out of the window too.”
Johnson spent his first night at Armley jail in Leeds after being jailed by a judge at Bradford Crown Court and was later moved to the Moorland in South Yorkshire which specialises with sex offenders.
Reports also have it that concerned prison staff will make extra checks on him to make sure he doesn’t try to hurt himself today.
Johnson’s recent appeal application was dismissed by three judges at the High Court in London.. He has 5 more years to stay in jail, effectively ending his football career.