A violent inmate trashed his cell at Perth Prison when Scottish Ministers tried to transfer him to another jail.
Jamie Miller’s destructive strop caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage.
The Kinross-shire car thief ripped a sink from its fittings, smashed up a TV and damaged his door’s observation hatch.
The 33-year-old, who was last year jailed for attacking two prison guards with hot soup, appeared at Perth Sheriff Court and admitted a charge of wilfully or recklessly destroying property at his cell on November 3 2022.
Fiscal depute Andrew Harding told the court prison staff raced to Miller’s cell after hearing “smashing” noises coming from inside.
“The accused was subsequently removed from his cell.
“Staff saw the observation portal had been smashed and the sink had been removed from the wall and also smashed.
“The television was found broken on the floor.”
Mr Harding said the cost of the damage was around £750.
Solicitor Pauline Cullerton, defending, said at the time, it was planned to move Miller to HMP Edinburgh.
“He wanted to stay in Perth, to be close to his family.
“He got very frustrated and very angry. He acted in the manner described.”
Miller has since moved to jail in Edinburgh, the court heard.
She said: “He was dealt with internally and lost his privileges.
“He was placed in the segregation unit for about three days.”
Sheriff Paul Reid told Miller: “Your behaviour was completely unacceptable.
“It is up to Scottish Ministers where they hold you.
“You cannot behave like this, no matter how frustrated you are.”
Miller was jailed for 14 weeks, reduced from 21 to reflect his early guilty plea.
History of violence
In April 2021, Miller was sentenced to 20 months behind bars for smashing up a car while his terrified partner and her friend cowered inside.
It was revenge on his girlfriend after she attacked his car with a hammer.
He appeared from custody in February last year and admitted stealing his stepfather’s Audi and taking it for a joyride while disqualified.
Miller returned to the dock in November, where he pleaded guilty to assaulting two Perth Prison guards by throwing a bowl of soup at them.
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