Judge, jury and executioner.

Reposted from The Independent

I don’t know what this man was in prison for and I don’t want to know … we are all innocent until presumed guilty after all … aren’t we?

Security camera footage showed the officers stripping the man and re-dressing him for a court appearance while seemingly ignoring his cries of pain

CRIME CORRESPONDENT

Police are investigating the death of a seriously-ill prison inmate after guards were caught on CCTV dragging him from his cell and dumping his limp body into a van.

A post-mortem showed that he had died from the effects of a burst ulcer, according to the prisons and probation ombudsman Nigel Newcomen which outlined the case in his annual report. Officials said that they were unable to name the man or the prison because an inquest was yet to be held into the case but confirmed it was subject to a police investigation.

Mr Newcomen said that the report showed that the treatment of seriously ill inmates was still “shockingly poor”. He said it was “a reminder of the capacity of prisons, particularly when under pressure and faced with an increasingly ailing and ageing population, to slip into inhumane treatment”.

The report revealed a 15 per cent increase in deaths in prison from natural causes in 2014-15, largely because of the rapidly ageing prison population. The fastest growing group in prisons is the over 60s, linked to the increase in prosecutions for historic sex abuse cases.

A total of 250 died in prisons in the last year including 76 suicides and four people who were murdered, the report showed.

“What’s so shocking about the cases in this report is that too many of them raise concerns about inhumane and degrading treatment of vulnerable people,” said Deborah Coles, of the charity INQUEST which works with the families of those who have died in custody. “It’s a deeply depressing report and really shames the whole justice system. It’s indicative of a system in crisis that can’t properly look after people.”

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3 Responses to Judge, jury and executioner.

  1. stilloaks says:

    Reblogged this on DWPExamination..

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  2. sasson1 says:

    Reblogged this on Sasson Hann and commented:
    I’m disgusted. Whatever he did, he had the right to medical treatment. The officers that threw him into the van should all be sacked, and the nurse who claimed he was fit.

    What sorts of people are being employed here? They do not sound like professionals at all. It’s down to cutting costs no doubt, employing ‘unemployable’ people because they can pay them less.

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