KAREN Matthews has been attacked six times in prison, according to reports in a national newspaper this week.
The Mirror said that a former inmate had told reporters that Matthews had ‘had a bashing quite a few times.’
Matthews was jailed in January 2009 for kidnapping her own daughter, Shannon.
The 35-year-old is now in Foston Hall prison near Derby.
The former inmate said Matthews disliked being locked-up with paedophiles and child killers.
Photographs published in the paper showed Matthews, pictured, sporting a new slimmer look with shorter hair.
The inmate said Matthews was experimenting with new looks in preparation for her release in about nine months.
Matthews has also allegedly told people in prison that she would like to go on The Jeremy Kyle Show following her release to talk about her plight and how she claims she was framed.
Matthews had also claimed that, ‘nowt happened to Shannon’ ,when talking to the former inmate.