Disgraced Adam Johnson to ‘swap prison cell for mansion’ after prison release

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His seven-bedroom pad was built while the sex offender was behind bars.

The former England winger is set to upgrade from his cell at HMP Moorland to a private cinema, swimming pool and bowling alley. 

The property is said to be worth £2m. 

Johnson, then 28, was sentenced to six years at the prison in Doncaster in 2016 for sexual activity with a 15-year-old.

Having served the first three years of his sentence in prison, Johnson is set for release next month to spend the rest on licence in the comfort of his own home. 

The former Premier League star is returning to County Durham where he lived previously. 

The posh country road chosen for the construction is lined with modern detached houses. 

Each property sits on a plot of a couple of acres. The contrast between Johnson’s new life of freedom and life inside could not be bigger as he leaves behind a 12ft x 8ft cell with a screened toilet. 

Sunderland sacked Johnson from his £60,000-per-week job after he admitted grooming the 15-year-old fan.

But the former Man City star is thought to have squirrelled away as much as £15million before he was caged. 

The design of Johnson’s sprawling mansion has been mocked as looking like Moorland, from the brick colour to the roof shape. 

But it could not be further from prison life on the inside. The footballer’s home is kitted out with jaw-dropping entertainment facilities.

Johnson, 31, has kept fit in prison with regular gym sessions in an attempt to restart his career on the outside.

The Ministry of Justice offers support to newly released prisoners which includes helping them to find work, but a future in football is uncertain for Johnson. 

British clubs will not want the backlash from signing a convicted sex offender and conditions of his licence will likely rule out a move abroad. 

England cricketer Ben Stokes, 27, moved into Johnson’s old £1.85m home for nearly £200,000 less than the guide price following the footballer’s sentencing.

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