A 48-year-old woman inmate at the Perryville prison in Goodyear Arizona died after being left for four hours in an outdoor holding cell. She had first and second degree burns on her face and body. Her body temperature was 108 degrees.
On 6 July 2009, an inquest jury recorded a highly critical verdict of neglect in the death of Godfrey Moyo in HMP Belmarsh. Twenty-five-year-old Godfrey Moyo, a Zimbabwean, died while on remand at the Category A Belmarsh prison on 3 January 2005 in the early hours of the morning after suffering an epileptic fit.
A vulnerable model prisoner whose treatment in Armley jail was described as “monstrous” killed himself in his cell. The man, a remand prisoner with no criminal record, was treated ‘worse than a dog’ by prison staff in the days before his death it was alleged at an inquest.
INQUEST notes with sadness the self-inflicted death of 36 year old Alison Colk in HMP Styal on 8 January 2009, a prison with a disturbing history of deaths of vulnerable women. Deborah Coles, Co-Director of INQUEST said: “It is deeply shocking that a woman has died one day into her […]
A vulnerable prisoner, whose mental health deteriorated while he was isolated in jail before he killed himself, should have been on a 24-hour watch, said a retired prison health boss.
Police informant found hanged in his cell in 2002 had told solicitor he wanted to retract false statements he had made in a series of court cases.