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Daily Record
Jewellery heist crooks get longer sentences after race-hate attack in jailshoppers. Brannan was jailed for 10 and a half years. Depute fiscal Callum For
Jewellery heist crooks get longer sentences after race-hate attack in jail
Daily Record / Posted 10 hours ago
shoppers. Brannan was jailed for 10 and a half years. Depute fiscal Callum Forsyth said: "At about 8.30am numerous prison officers were working within Shotts Prison. "They heard the noise of loud voices coming from the pantry area and when... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
One of Kenya's Largest Prisons Has Had No Water for Four Daysfrom vendors including those using donkeys to supply the vital commodity, he sa
One of Kenya's Largest Prisons Has Had No Water for Four Days
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
from vendors including those using donkeys to supply the vital commodity, he said. Also affected by the disconnection are prison officers and their families who are relying on water bowsers for supply. "We are in a real danger of a possible... Read more
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The North West Star
Brisbane women's prison 'most overcrowded'in our jails," he said. "If our prisoners are not housed in proper, decent con
Brisbane women's prison 'most overcrowded'
The North West Star / Posted 14 hours ago
in our jails," he said. "If our prisoners are not housed in proper, decent conditions, then it puts our hard-working prison officers at risk because of the unrest that leads to in the prison system." Mr Walker said prison overcrowding was a... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Anger as Sinn Fein MEP Anderson says she's proud of 1983 Maze jailbreakthose who escaped was Gerry Kelly, now a Sinn Fein MLA. Anderson's tweet was c
Anger as Sinn Fein MEP Anderson says she's proud of 1983 Maze jailbreak
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 15 hours ago
those who escaped was Gerry Kelly, now a Sinn Fein MLA. Anderson's tweet was condemned by Finlay Spratt, the head of the Prison Officers' Association. "I certainly believe it is inappropriate," he said. "She is an MEP, she was an MLA, and it is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Government to Reconstruct Dilapidated Mutufu Prisonin a land conflict with the later claiming that that the land housing the priso
Government to Reconstruct Dilapidated Mutufu Prison
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 hours ago
in a land conflict with the later claiming that that the land housing the prison belongs to the district. A team of prison officers headed by the estates director, Mr David Nsalasata, engaged the district leadership and they agreed to... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Two arrested for attempting to smuggle ‘wee’ into prisonhand, concealed 17 parcels of the suspected substance in similar soaps but luck
Two arrested for attempting to smuggle ‘wee’ into prison
Ghanaweb.com / Posted yesterday
hand, concealed 17 parcels of the suspected substance in similar soaps but luck eluded them as a thorough check by the prison officers on duty at the gate found the substances on them. Confirming the incident, the Central Regional Public... Read more
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News.com.au
Aboriginal inmate dies after jail incidentServices Minister Peter Malinauskas has told ABC radio the 29-year-old man died
Aboriginal inmate dies after jail incident
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
Services Minister Peter Malinauskas has told ABC radio the 29-year-old man died after spending three days in a serious condition at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The man allegedly attacked five prison officers at the Yatala Labour Prison on F... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Aboriginal inmate dies after jail altercationMinister Peter Malinauskassays has told ABC radio the 29-year-old man died afte
Aboriginal inmate dies after jail altercation
Sky News Australia / Posted yesterday
Minister Peter Malinauskassays has told ABC radio the 29-year-old man died after spending three days in a serious condition at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The man allegedly attacked five prison officers at the Yatala Labour Prison... Read more
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Daily Star
Legal highs smuggled into prison through mail are responsible for death of 58 lagsA tiny scrap of paper impregnated with the drug can then be rolled and smoked
Legal highs smuggled into prison through mail are responsible for death of 58 lags
Daily Star / Posted yesterday
A tiny scrap of paper impregnated with the drug can then be rolled and smoked Steve Gillan, chairman of the Prison Officers Association, said: “We have become aware of the ingenious ways they are bringing these drugs into... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Prisoner involved in Adelaide jail brawl 'brain dead'brother was a non-violent fisherman and artist ... this is beyond heartbreaking
Prisoner involved in Adelaide jail brawl 'brain dead'
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
brother was a non-violent fisherman and artist ... this is beyond heartbreaking," Ms Rule wrote on Facebook. "All prison officers involved have been release from the hospital with minor to no injuries, and my brother is brain dead and has... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Aboriginal inmate left 'brain-dead': familyan altercation with guards at a South Australian prison, his family says. Wayn
Aboriginal inmate left 'brain-dead': family
Sky News Australia / Posted 2 days ago
an altercation with guards at a South Australian prison, his family says. Wayne Morrison, 29, allegedly attacked five prison officers while waiting for a scheduled court video link appearance at Yatala Labour Prison on Friday. Morrison's... Read more
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express
Junior doctors reject 'fantastic' overtime pay dealby the Department of Health show that police officers are only paid “time plus
Junior doctors reject 'fantastic' overtime pay deal
express / Posted 2 days ago
by the Department of Health show that police officers are only paid “time plus 10 per cent” for working nights, while prison officers are only paid “time plus 17 per cent”. Within the health service, consultants are paid “time plus 33 per... Read more
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News.com.au
SA Aboriginal inmate 'brain-dead': familyan altercation with guards at a South Australian prison, his family says. Wayn
SA Aboriginal inmate 'brain-dead': family
News.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
an altercation with guards at a South Australian prison, his family says. Wayne Morrison, 29, allegedly attacked five prison officers while waiting for a scheduled court video link appearance at Yatala Labour Prison on Friday. Morrison's... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Dissidents to launch New IRA-backed political partyin Portlaoise prison. The New IRA is the largest dissident paramilitary group.
Dissidents to launch New IRA-backed political party
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
in Portlaoise prison. The New IRA is the largest dissident paramilitary group. In the past five years, it has murdered two prison officers - Adrian Ismay and David Black - and PSNI officer Ronan Kerr. The establishment of a political party is seen... Read more
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News.com.au
Guards, prisoner injured in SA jail fracasThree prison officers and an inmate have been injured in a disturbance at priso
Guards, prisoner injured in SA jail fracas
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
Three prison officers and an inmate have been injured in a disturbance at prison South Australian jail. Police say they are helping the Correctional Services Department with the incident but would not comment further. Local media are reporting that... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Dispute in SA jail leaves four hospitalisedThree prison officers and an inmate have been injured in a disturbance at a Sou
Dispute in SA jail leaves four hospitalised
Sky News Australia / Posted 3 days ago
Three prison officers and an inmate have been injured in a disturbance at a South Australian jail. Police say they are helping the Correctional Services Department with the incident but would not comment further. Local media are reporting that the... Read more
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WA Today
Calls to outlaw prisoner-guard sex following Bandyup 'immaculate conception'of delaying legislation to outlaw sex between prisoners and prison guards. Cur
Calls to outlaw prisoner-guard sex following Bandyup 'immaculate conception'
WA Today / Posted 3 days ago
of delaying legislation to outlaw sex between prisoners and prison guards. Currently in Western Australia it is legal for prison officers and inmates to have consensual sex. A prison guard has been suspended after an inmate became pregnant at... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Women forced to clean floor with buttocksinjured backs. “They even denied us access to a doctor and relatives.” The tw
Women forced to clean floor with buttocks
New Zimbabwe / Posted 4 days ago
injured backs. “They even denied us access to a doctor and relatives.” The two said when they were remanded in custody prison officers made their lives more difficulty. Advertisement “Some of them only apologised when an ambulance came to pick... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Nottingham Prison has had five hostage incidents so far this yearunsafe. There have also been concerns about staff levels in the prison. The Po
Nottingham Prison has had five hostage incidents so far this year
Nottingham Post / Posted 4 days ago
unsafe. There have also been concerns about staff levels in the prison. The Post reported last month how the number of prison officers had dropped from 200 to 166 in the past year. A Prison Service spokesman said: "Safety in prisons is... Read more
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Irish Central
62 years ago today the last man was executed in Irelandexecuted in Ireland. By 1964 the death penalty was abolished for all cases apa
62 years ago today the last man was executed in Ireland
Irish Central / Posted 4 days ago
executed in Ireland. By 1964 the death penalty was abolished for all cases apart from the murder of police, diplomates and prison officers. It was abolished by statute for the remaining offenses in 1990 and was expunged from the Constitution of... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
NT Government seeks to settle tear-gassing casefor youth detention centres. She said that submissions made by the NT Governme
NT Government seeks to settle tear-gassing case
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
for youth detention centres. She said that submissions made by the NT Government in the case seemed to incriminate prison officers, and that it was possible they had broken the Weapons Control Act. The maximum penalty for breaching the act... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Portage Co. man sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing wifeA 59-year-old Bancroft man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for fat
Portage Co. man sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing wife
WAOW Wausau / Posted 5 days ago
A 59-year-old Bancroft man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting his estranged wife while he was drunk. Larry Sanchez was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide for the June 3, 2015, death of Lisa Sanchez, 47, at the... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
He protested his innocence - then he was found dead in his cellhis cell, having previously texted his girlfriend to tell her her his ‘head was
He protested his innocence - then he was found dead in his cell
Manchester Evening News / Posted 6 days ago
his cell, having previously texted his girlfriend to tell her her his ‘head was low’. But staff at Strangeways – including prison officers, a psychiatric nurse and a probation officer - told the inquest in Bolton that Adam’s behaviour had not given... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
You can now take a tour of Blundeston prison and help raise money for charitymore than 1,000 people have been on guided tours of the prison site and the cel
You can now take a tour of Blundeston prison and help raise money for charity
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 6 days ago
more than 1,000 people have been on guided tours of the prison site and the cell blocks – with volunteer retired prison officers acting as the tour guides. With 10 per cent of the funds raised being donated to research into Parkinson’s... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Prison officers 'not trained to deal with mentally ill inmate blinding himself'Prison officers who watched as a mentally ill prisoner blinded himself were not
Prison officers 'not trained to deal with mentally ill inmate blinding himself'
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
Prison officers who watched as a mentally ill prisoner blinded himself were not sufficiently trained to deal with such a severe case, the the North's Justice Minister has told the Northern Ireland Assembly. Shocking levels of self-harm were... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Prison officers 'not trained to deal with mentally ill inmate blinding himself'Prison officers who watched as a mentally ill prisoner blinded himself were not
Prison officers 'not trained to deal with mentally ill inmate blinding himself'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
Prison officers who watched as a mentally ill prisoner blinded himself were not sufficiently trained to deal with such a severe case, the Justice Minister has told the Northern Ireland Assembly. Shocking levels of self-harm were inflicted by Sean... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
As election looms, Dutch government loosens restraintout to ensure our safety - from neighborhood police officers to special counter
As election looms, Dutch government loosens restraint
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
out to ensure our safety - from neighborhood police officers to special counterterrorism units, from public prosecutors to prison officers - more scope to carry out their tasks," the king said. The spending increases come ahead of national... Read more
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Western Advocate
Oberon man gets 12 months in jailfurther concurrent three months jail sentence was imposed by Ms Stevenson over
Oberon man gets 12 months in jail
Western Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
further concurrent three months jail sentence was imposed by Ms Stevenson over Young’s possession of two grams of cannabis prison officers found in his possession about 1.30pm on November 1 at the Bathurst Correctional Centre. Prison officers had... Read more
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CIO
NSW Government CIOs share what's on and what's next“We’re held to a fairly high standard and expectation – some of that is politic
NSW Government CIOs share what's on and what's next
CIO / Posted 7 days ago
“We’re held to a fairly high standard and expectation – some of that is political, some of that is reality. For example, if prison officers or judges don’t get paid, it’s going to hit the press. So how do we deal with the elements around escrow and... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Don Dale guards may have broken Weapons Control Act, lawyer sayscentres. Ms Foley also told the court that submissions made by the NT Governme
Don Dale guards may have broken Weapons Control Act, lawyer says
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
centres. Ms Foley also told the court that submissions made by the NT Government in the case seemed to incriminate prison officers. "Some of their evidence actually discloses an offence, a serious offence," she said. Ms Foley said that... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Women prisoners claim abuse by guardsbut nobody is taking us on. “Please get somebody to help us,” she cried. Indi
Women prisoners claim abuse by guards
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 7 days ago
but nobody is taking us on. “Please get somebody to help us,” she cried. Indicating around noon that male and female prison officers had entered the section where she was housed and had begun video-taping the prisoners who were barricaded... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Little Pebble had ‘faeces’ thrown on him in jail, wants to start political party93 views so far and covers a range of topics, from the “deplorable” health care
Little Pebble had ‘faeces’ thrown on him in jail, wants to start political party
Kiama Independent / Posted 7 days ago
93 views so far and covers a range of topics, from the “deplorable” health care behind bars to Kamm’s plans to register the prisoner-focused Republic Reform and Justice Party. In the video, Kamm claims he is innocent of the sexual assault... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Playing Deaf, Dumb Backfiresto remand prison forced Joseph Tanyanyiwa (27) of 79 Jachi Street in Mbare, Har
Playing Deaf, Dumb Backfires
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
to remand prison forced Joseph Tanyanyiwa (27) of 79 Jachi Street in Mbare, Harare, to change his mind and pleaded with the prison officers to return him to court to have his case finalised. After being brought back, he apologised for wasting the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Little Pebble had ‘faeces’ thrown on him in jail, wants to start political party93 views so far and covers a range of topics, from the “deplorable” health care
Little Pebble had ‘faeces’ thrown on him in jail, wants to start political party
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 8 days ago
93 views so far and covers a range of topics, from the “deplorable” health care behind bars to Kamm’s plans to register the prisoner-focused Republic Reform and Justice Party. In the video, Kamm claims he is innocent of the sexual assault... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Police appeal for help in hunt for wanted manPOLICE are appealing for help from the public to find a man wanted on recall to
Police appeal for help in hunt for wanted man
Oxford Mail / Posted 8 days ago
POLICE are appealing for help from the public to find a man wanted on recall to prison. Officers say he has breached his licence and is now wanted on recall. Lewis has connections to Scotland. He is white, 5ft 6ins to 5ft 7ins, slim, with short... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Little Pebble had ‘faeces’ thrown on him in jail, wants to start polical party93 views so far and covers a range of topics, from the “deplorable” health care
Little Pebble had ‘faeces’ thrown on him in jail, wants to start polical party
Kiama Independent / Posted 8 days ago
93 views so far and covers a range of topics, from the “deplorable” health care behind bars to Kamm’s plans to register the prisoner-focused Republic Reform and Justice Party. In the video, Kamm claims he is innocent of the sexual assault... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Little Pebble had ‘faeces’ thrown on him in jail, wants to start polical party93 views so far and covers a range of topics, from the “deplorable” health care
Little Pebble had ‘faeces’ thrown on him in jail, wants to start polical party
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 8 days ago
93 views so far and covers a range of topics, from the “deplorable” health care behind bars to Kamm’s plans to register the prisoner-focused Republic Reform and Justice Party. In the video, Kamm claims he is innocent of the sexual assault... Read more
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Daily Star
Jail bosses apologised to lags after they ran out of SALADin the kitchen provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to fellow inmates. Glyn Tra
Jail bosses apologised to lags after they ran out of SALAD
Daily Star / Posted 9 days ago
in the kitchen provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to fellow inmates. Glyn Travis, assistant secretary of the Prison Officers Association, said: “Prison officers are dealing with unprecedented inmate numbers with less staff. “Having... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tsvangirai Denied Access to Visit Prisonersbosses at Chikurubi Maximum Prison decided to behave in the manner in which the
Tsvangirai Denied Access to Visit Prisoners
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
bosses at Chikurubi Maximum Prison decided to behave in the manner in which they did. "These rogue and unprofessional prison officers are tainting the image and professional reputation of the country's prison and correctional services. They... Read more
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Gazette
Volunteers sought for Eastwood Park prison monitoring boardnon-judgmental. “They need to be good communicators, computer literate, able t
Volunteers sought for Eastwood Park prison monitoring board
Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
non-judgmental. “They need to be good communicators, computer literate, able to work in a team and to relate to prisoners, prison officers and civilian staff. “The time commitment is around 4 to 5 visits a month, but can be flexible depending on... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Salford jail criticised over asthma death of prisonerin his cell suffering from an acute asthma attack, before collapsing and suffer
Salford jail criticised over asthma death of prisoner
Manchester Evening News / Posted 11 days ago
in his cell suffering from an acute asthma attack, before collapsing and suffering a cardiac arrest. Two Forest Bank prison officers who later mocked his death were sacked for making cruel remarks on Facebook. In a statement Ashley’s family... Read more
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News.com.au
Rolf Harris hospitalised for sepsissupervision, but is reportedly improving. The Sun reported a source as telling
Rolf Harris hospitalised for sepsis
News.com.au / Posted 11 days ago
supervision, but is reportedly improving. The Sun reported a source as telling it “(Harris) was escorted from Stafford by prison officers and has been monitored at all times.” The Australian entertainer was sentenced to a five-year, nine-month... Read more
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Daily Star
Hostage situation in Brit prison after 'guards beaten by inmates'the Category B men's prison. Visitors are all being turned away. A bus has be
Hostage situation in Brit prison after 'guards beaten by inmates'
Daily Star / Posted 12 days ago
the Category B men's prison. Visitors are all being turned away. A bus has been called in with riot shields for besieged prison officers, and police dog teams and a fire engine are also on the scene.The most dangerous prisons world scary gangs... Read more
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express
Riot police called into prison after inmates 'take guard hostage'B men's prison, and that visitors are all being turned away. A bus has been ca
Riot police called into prison after inmates 'take guard hostage'
express / Posted 12 days ago
B men's prison, and that visitors are all being turned away. A bus has been called in with riot shields for besieged prison officers, and police dog teams and a fire engine are also on the scene. One prisoner who called up the local paper... Read more
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Daily Star
Jailed perv Rolf Harris 'rushed to hospital with blood poisoning'was treated like any other prisoner in the circumstances," an insider told the
Jailed perv Rolf Harris 'rushed to hospital with blood poisoning'
Daily Star / Posted 12 days ago
was treated like any other prisoner in the circumstances," an insider told the Sun. "He was escorted from Stafford by prison officers and has been monitored at all times. "He is expected to return to jail shortly." Blood poisoning or sepsis... Read more
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express
Disgraced Rolf Harris rushed to hospital with 'life-threatening' blood poisoninghe was sentenced, Harris was accused of taking advantage of his fame to abuse g
Disgraced Rolf Harris rushed to hospital with 'life-threatening' blood poisoning
express / Posted 12 days ago
he was sentenced, Harris was accused of taking advantage of his fame to abuse girls He was escorted from Stafford by prison officers and has been monitored at all times A source told The Sun: “Harris was treated like any other prisoner in... Read more
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Daily Mirror
'Jail warders watched as our son gouged his own eyes out'and Terry Lynch, the parents of Sean “During one period lasting 67 minutes, in
'Jail warders watched as our son gouged his own eyes out'
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
and Terry Lynch, the parents of Sean “During one period lasting 67 minutes, in which he permanently damaged his eyesight, prison officers observed his behaviour but did not intervene,” the report added. Read More The review also stated that... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
NI prison staff who did nothing as son gouged own eyes should be fired, says dadA Londonderry father has called for prison officers at Maghaberry who stood by
NI prison staff who did nothing as son gouged own eyes should be fired, says dad
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
A Londonderry father has called for prison officers at Maghaberry who stood by while his son gouged his own eyes out to be sacked. A Prisoner Ombudsman report into the incident, published today, found that Sean Lynch self-harmed for 67 minutes on... Read more
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metro
Prison staff 'watched as inmate blinded himself'The front gates of the high security prison, HMP Maghaberry (Picture: Alamy) P
Prison staff 'watched as inmate blinded himself'
metro / Posted 13 days ago
The front gates of the high security prison, HMP Maghaberry (Picture: Alamy) Prison officers in Northern Ireland watched as a mentally ill prisoner blinded himself but did not intervene, a watchdog said. They watched Sean Lynch, 23, inflict extreme... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Northern Ireland prison staff who did nothing as son gouged own eyes should be fired, says dadA Londonderry father has called for prison officers at Maghaberry who stood by
Northern Ireland prison staff who did nothing as son gouged own eyes should be fired, says dad
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
A Londonderry father has called for prison officers at Maghaberry who stood by while his son gouged his own eyes out to be sacked. A Prisoner Ombudsman report into the incident, published today, found that Sean Lynch self-harmed for 67 minutes on... Read more
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