Emma Tustin’s former ‘pad mate’ Elaine Pritchard claimed she booted her out of her cell at her one-time residence in HMP Eastwood Park, in Gloucestershire, after she discovered the horrific number of bruises found on Arthur’s body.

Inmates tormented Tustin by throwing salt at her during her trial amid the accusation she poisoned the boy with it – a crime she was ultimately convicted of.

Reports followed that her food also been laced with the kitchen condiment by inmates – just as Arthur’s meals were before his death.

Cowardly Tustin, who refused to come into court to be sentenced to life with a minimum term of 29 years last week, has already mentally deteriorated in prison.

Her barrister Mary Prior QC, told the hearing at Coventry Crown Court that she had been ‘subjected to bullying and threats of violence’.

She also confirmed Tustin had made two attempts on her own life and would remain a high suicide risk.

Her former lover, Arthur’s father Thomas Hughes, 29, is also likely to find life tough in jail after he was jailed for 21 years for the boy’s manslaughter. Earlier this week there were online reports, denied by officials, that he had been seriously assaulted by an inmate.

Cells painted pink, pedometers for overweight inmates and televisions for everyone – this is life at the private city prison where child killer Emma Tustin is starting her near three-decade jail sentence.