THE ex-con whose jail cell YouTube video sent the NSW prison system into meltdown claims he did it to raise the alarm after becoming addicted to drugs behind bars.

Career criminal Carl Walton, a former Bandido bikie whose first run-in with the law was at the age of 15, yesterday said he "had grown up through the system and it ­ruined my life".

The Daily Telegraph can reveal that Walton, who managed to film a knife, "slasher" razor and what he said was a bag of the drug ice on a mobile phone inside Parklea Correctional Centre, was arrested on the NSW south coast on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old, who was released on parole three weeks ago following a two-year, six-month sentence for damaging property, driving while disqualified and resisting arrest, said he did not ­expect the clip to go viral.

"I turned on my email ­account and everyone was messaging me about it," he said. "The young ones inside might thank me for it but the ones on long sentences won't - I've messed up the system in there for them."

The shocking footage showed a host of illegal activities going on behind bars.
The shocking footage showed a host of illegal activities going on behind bars.

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