Mohammed Mudhir (Cont’d)

mohammed-mudhirHe agreed that the fact that Mohammed was drinking out of the toilet, was an important indicator of mental health deterioration

An officer falsely endorsed the segregation unit compact (the document containing the rules of the unit) indicating that Mohammed had refused to sign the document. This was despite the fact that the CCTV shows that no officer went to Mohammed’s cell with this compact throughout the duration of his time on the unit and therefore he was never given the document.

When confronted with the CCTV evidence, the officer had no explanation. Mohammed was not given the basic items that the other segregation prisoners were given such as flasks of hot water. He did not eat any food for his first 40 hours on the segregation unit.

During the afternoon of 19th August, Mohammed was moved from the special cell into an ordinary, single cell in the segregation unit. This cell was not safe.

Despite the fact that it was designated for single accommodation, it contained a bunk bed which Mohammed eventually hung himself from.

When the number two governor was questioned as to the justification of a bunk bed in the designated single segregation cell, he could provide no explanation or justification.

He agreed that a bunk bed provided obvious ligature points for somebody mindful to self harm. He also accepted that the prison service, for a number of years, were aware that cells should endeavour to be free from ligature points. The presence of an unnecessary bunk bed was an obvious failing in this risk assessment.

Within (hours) of being placed in this unsafe cell, Mohammed was found dead, on the morning of 21st August 2005, having suspended himself from the top bunk.

……………………………………………………………………..

Follow-up News:

Campaigners condemn treatment of prisoner
27 March 2009

Inquest touching on the death of Mohammed Mudhir
25 March 2009

Armley jail inmate hung himself from bunk bed, inquest told
17 February 2009

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Sponsored Advertisement