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Death in Custody

The family of a man who took his own life while a prisoner in HM Prison Hull welcomed a coroner’s call for prison staff to be given better guidance and clearer procedures for dealing with potentially suicidal prisoners following a claim brought against the Prison service by Ian Sprakes and Danielle Barney.

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The man who had a history of psychological problems and was on remand in the jail awaiting trial on a charge of wounding and possessing an offensive weapon, took his own life in his cell by placing a plastic bag over his head and tying a ligature round his neck.The Prison and Probation Ombudsman conducted an independent investigation into his death and found that he was a vulnerable man who had been clearly and correctly identified as being of high risk of self-harm by both police officers and by the escort staff who took him to prison.

However, the ombudsman found that prison staff at Hull did not act on what should have been ample warnings and he therefore made a number of recommendations for action

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