Former Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins pays thousands on protection in prison

Author Lucia Bellapianta - 11.7.2024

New information about former Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins’ incarceration have come to the surface. Watkins is in jail right now because of raping a child, sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13, aiding and abetting a female co-defendant to sexually assault a child under 13 and being in possession of indecent photographs of children.

In a new interview with an inmate from the same prison, which was conducted by Jonathan Levi and Emma French and then cited by Mirror, news about Ian Watkins and his time in prison came to the surface. In the interview it was talked about Watkins being taken hostage by another inmate, stabbed and then beaten, which had him ending up in the hospital.

Some quotes about the interview:

“He is hated by many, but as […] high-level gangsters, drug importers and organised crime, they just take money off him [Watkins] for his safety. He has spent thousands on protection. The recent stabbing was a reminder that he needs to pay. He took an amount of spice off a prisoner with a prison value of £150. Because it was Watkins, he was told he owed £900. He was high and refused to pay; therefore, he was stabbed in the side using a sharpened toilet brush.”