Shauna Cleary is a former prison officer from Pontypridd, Wales. In April 2018 she was sentenced to a 16-week suspended sentence a form of probation with no jail time after sending text messages to an inmate on a contraband phone. The inmate, Kurt Jarman, allegedly hid the phone in his cell so they could have a texting relationship.  
Shauna Cleary was employed by the security services company, G4S as prison officer from August 2016 to November 2017. She was worked at HM Prison Parc a private prison for adult and juvenile male offenders in Bridgend, Wales. 
In April 2018 Shauna Cleary was given a 16-week suspended sentence after pleading guilty to misconduct in public office for having a text affair with an inmate. She allegedly sent messages to an inmate, Kurt Jarman, on a secret mobile phone he had hidden in his cell. Jarman was sentenced to an additional 6 months in prison for possessing a mobile phone in prison and Cleary was ordered to complete 15 days of rehabilitation activity as part of her punishment. 
Kurt Jarman was serving a 10-year sentence for attacking a 77-year-old man with a Stanley knife having forced his way into the pensioner's house in 2015. He was jailed and sent to the HM Parc prison in March 2016. During a three-hour attack, the 22-year-old amateur rugby player ransacked his victim's house, eventually marched him to an ATM having demanded £5,000. Jarman was drunk when he forced his way into the house in Machynlleth, Powys, Wales and punched the 77-year-old to the floor. 
Prosecutor Joanna James said analysis revealed Kurt Jarman called Shauna Cleary in August 2017, which was the catalyst for the relationship "gaining momentum".