Saturday 10 December 2016

Investigation launched after prisoner (30) found dead at Irish jail

Published 13/08/2016 | 16:58

The Northern Ireland Prison Service has confirmed the death in custody of a 30 year old prisoner at Maghaberry Prison.
The Northern Ireland Prison Service has confirmed the death in custody of a 30 year old prisoner at Maghaberry Prison.

A 30-year-old prisoner has died at Maghaberry Prison.

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The Northern Ireland Prison Service has confirmed the death in custody of a 30 year old prisoner at Maghaberry Prison.

Maghaberry prison
Maghaberry prison

The Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.

Prison Service director general Sue McAllister said: “I extend my sympathy and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service to the family of the prisoner who has died.

"This is a tragedy and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

The Prison Service said that "while investigations are ongoing it would be inappropriate to provide any further comment".

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