In the Media

Prison attacked for failing to protect suicidal women

PUBLISHED January 19, 2005

The prisons ombudsman yesterday criticised a jail where six vulnerable women prisoners died in a 12-month period, saying he was deeply uncomfortable that they had been placed in a segregation unit.

Stephen Shaw was speaking at the inquest of Sarah Campbell, 18, the youngest of the six women to die at Styal prison in Cheshire.