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Prison management service censured by HSE for inmate’s death

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Deaths in custody now subject to corporate manslaughter law

The Police, Prison Service and the likes of mental-health secure units and other detention facilities can now be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter in the event that an individual dies while in their custody. Read More

Corporate manslaughter law extended to custody premises

Deaths in custody will soon be covered by the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, after MPs and peers backed their inclusion. Read More

Crown censure for prison service over legionella exposure

The Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) has been censured over the death of an inmate from Legionnaires' disease. Read More

Slip and trips: health and safety in prisons

In 2005, the HSE approached the Prison Service with proposals to carry out an investigation into slips and trips to examine what could be done to reduce such accidents in prisons. Mary Guinness reports on some of the findings. Read More



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