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Jury returns open verdict on prisoner hanged in cell

PUBLISHED June 26, 2012

An inquest jury has returned an open verdict on the death of a prisoner found hanged alone in his locked cell. Its decision came after a high court judge made an unusual intervention by forbidding the coroner from inviting the jury to consider verdicts of murder or manslaughter. The panel also found prison officers had turned a blind eye to the bullying of the inmate by other prisoners.

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