Smith, a suicidal inmate with a history of self-harming was rushed to hospital after cutting off his own penis.
According to Daily Star UK, Smith was found in his cell covered in blood with the severed part of the penis hanging by a thread.
The prisoner was rushed to a hospital where surgeons worked on him for 26 hours in a desperate bid to save the organ.
The razor used in the incident was reportedly given to him by a jail
guard and his family are devastated, demanding answers after saying that
only a week earlier, he tried to slash his left wrist with a piece of
plastic while in police custody.
Smith is recovering on a prison hospital wing inside but his son, William, said he should rather be in a psychiatric unit.
William told the newspaper, “It is disgusting. The prison is not doing their care of duty.
“My dad should not be allowed a razor and he definitely should not be allowed on his own with a razor.”
William explained further that his dad was arrested on July 7 on
suspicion of possession of a firearm and drugs offences before appearing
in court on July 10 – five days before the incident.