This March 24th, 2014 marks 9 years since the tragic death of Michael Bailey in HMP Rye Hill. In 2007 Four prison officers charged over the death of Michael were cleared. Daniel Daymond, 23, and Samantha Prime, 29, both of Rugby, and Paul Smith, 39, from Warrington, were cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence.
Ryan Clark, who died in April 2011 after being found unconscious in his cell at Wetherby Young Offender Institution (YOI), was the first child to die in youth custody for four years. An inquest jury this week found that a string of failures contributed to Ryan’s death.
A prisoner on suicide watch took a fatal overdose just days after burning the initials DNR for ‘do not resuscitate’ into his chest, an inquest has heard. David Ward, 45, was serving 18 years at Bullingdon Prison, near Bicester, for eight counts of rape and two of sexual assault on a teenage girl.
A prison complaints body has slammed HMP Birmingham after a terminally-ill convict had to wait until he was ‘screaming in agony’ before being admitted to hospital. Carl Dent, of Woodcross, in Bilston, was riddled with cancer and died on July 5 last year, eight weeks after he was finally taken from the Winson Green prison to New Cross Hospital, in Wolverhampton.
An investigation has been launched into the death of a father-of-three whose body was found in a cell at Birmingham Prison. Marlon McIntosh, from Quinton, was serving a nine-week sentence for theft when he was discovered dead on April 30.
A new evidence based report examining the experiences and treatment of children and young people who died in prison custody in England and Wales is published by INQUEST and the Prison Reform Trust today. Fatally Flawed: Has the state learned lessons from the deaths of children and young people in prison? is an in-depth analysis of the deaths of children and young people (aged 18-24) while in the care of the state.
Joey Corcoran, 23, from East Ham, was remanded in June accused of burglary, driving while disqualified, theft and dangerous driving, and was set for trial next month. stayed in a single cell on B Wing, but on September 15 he was found hanged with bed sheets in his cell.
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) have published their review of unclassified prison deaths between 2010 and 2011 today, following discussion of the recommendations at the Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody on 12 June.