murder in prison

Murdered prisoner named

  A man allegedly murdered in jail was named tonight as Wadid Barsoum, 66. He was found in a cell at Britain’s largest prison,Wandsworth, yesterday morning. Scotland Yard has said officers were called to the south London jail to reports of a male prisoner dead in a cell. A spokesman said Taras Nykolyn, 46, also […]

Jail Staff Criticised Over Prisoner Killing

Former Irish prisoner Gary Douch had consumed “a considerable amount of alcohol” in a cell in Mountjoy jail just before being beaten to death by a prisoner who was displaying psychosis, a report has found.The two men should never have been placed in the same cell together, the Commission of Investigation into the 2006 killing […]

Prisoner ‘Murdered’ At HM Prison Lindholme

Two inmates have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a prisoner was found dead at a jail. Staff at HMP Lindholme, Doncaster, called in South Yorkshire Police at 3.50pm yesterday following the death of a 22-year-old man. A police spokesman said: “A 23-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, both inmates, have been arrested and […]

Learning Lessons From Murders In Prison Report

LESSONS SHOULD BE LEARNED FROM PRISON HOMICIDES, SAYS PRISONS AND PROBATION OMBUDSMAN Homicides in prison are rare but there are still lessons to be learned from them, said Nigel Newcomen, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO), as he published a bulletin. The PPO investigates all deaths in custody and his remit is to examine the circumstances […]