Inside disease-ridden jail where Caroline Crouch's killer husband will be caged for 27 years with terrorists & rapists

CAROLINE Crouch’s killed husband has been sent to a hell-hole prison housing rapists and terrorists as he starts a 27-year sentence.

Twisted Babis Anagnostopoulos, 34, will be locked up in maximum security prison Korydallos after being found guilty of suffocating his 20-year-old wife to death at their home in Greece in May last year.

The Greek helicopter pilot was convicted of premeditated murder by three full-time judges and four jurors at the Athens Mixed Jury Court.

He was also found guilty of animal abuse and two counts of perverting the course of justice after his elaborate ruse was rumbled.

While being held in custody, he avoided the main wings of the notorious prison whose squalid conditions have led it to be condemned as a lawless hellhole.

He has now been caged at the overcrowded jail – which is effectively run by gangs with inmates left to roam the wings, openly selling heroin and beating rivals with hoses and whips – for 27 years.

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A Council of Europe report on the prison described it as “volatile and alarming”.

The jail has four large wings each holding up 431 prisoners, staffed by just a single prison officer who had no control over them.

Seven prisoners are rammed into 9sq metre cells containing filthy mattresses and blankets, infested with bed bugs and with mould on the walls and ceiling.

The prison hospital designed to hold 60 patients, had 200 rammed in at one time, leading to deadly diseases such as tuberculosis spreading among patients.

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Ill prisoners, many with HIV, were forced to sleep on mattresses on the floor and there are no single rooms even for the very oldest or sickest.

Over the years there have been several riots and protests about conditions with prisoners even setting fire to parts of the jail.

Caroline's parents have said they hope the warped killer dies in prison as they welcomed his life sentence.

They said although nothing can bring back their "beautiful" daughter, they can take comfort in the fact Babis Anagnostopoulos is locked up in one of Europe's toughest prisons.

Devastated dad David, 79, vowed that the vile Greek helicopter pilot will never see the couple's 11-month-old daughter Lydia again.

As well as being jailed for life, Anagnostopoulos was also handed an 11-year sentence for killing the dog and fined 21,000 Euros.

The court heard how Caroline was horrifically tortured and suffocated with a pillow in front of her 11-month-old as she slept at the couple's house in an upmarket Athens suburb.

The disgraced dad then hung the family dog by his leash from a banister in an attempt to stage his fictional crime scene.

Police found Caroline's lifeless body on a bed next to her crying daughter Lydia – while evil Anagnostopoulos had handcuffed himself to the floor.

From the moment officers peeled the duct tape from his eyes and mouth, he began spewing a twisted tale to save his own skin.

The killer claimed his family had been targeted by an Albanian gang and pretended he didn't know his wife was dead – even poking her body and asking: "Honey are you okay?"

In a desperate bid to fool authorities, he led them on a wild goose chase with an outrageous web of lies by inventing fake suspects.

But his sick cover-up was rumbled after police pulled together a stack of digital evidence that disrupted his timeline of the alleged botched robbery.

They found that Anagnostopoulos had in fact been active during the time he was supposedly tied up and Caroline's heart had stopped beating hours before he claimed the gang had broke in.

Detectives also revealed the security camera had been tampered with earlier than the pilot claimed, the couple had been arguing on that fateful night, and Caroline had tried to book a hotel to flee.

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But the 34-year-old was still desperate to fool the court throughout the harrowing six-day trial which has entranced the world.

During his debut in the dock, he insisted that everything happened "in the heat of the moment" and claimed he "still loves his wife."

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