16th March 2018 - Independent
‘It has been almost impossible to understand the total disregard by the prison and healthcare staff,’ says Joe Bartlett’s mother
An inquest into the death of a prisoner who took his own life, has found that failings at the facility where he was being held contributed to his death.
Joe Bartlett from Essex, described as a “much-loved son” by his family, died on 5 April last year after he was found hanged in his cell at HMP Norwich.
A jury concluded that prison staff failed to adequately follow procedures to reduce the risks of self-harm and suicide, and that there was insufficient information gathering.
The lawyer representing Mr Bartlett’s family, Claire Brigham comments.