In the Media

Suicide prisoner let down by jail staff, says jury

PUBLISHED March 3, 2005

A vulnerable inmate who took his own life in a high security segregation unit was let down by the Prison Service, a jury ruled yesterday.

After a five-week inquest, a jury found a series of systematic failures contributed to the death of a police and prison informant, Paul Day.
The 31-year-old robber from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, was found hanged in his cell at HMP Frankland, Durham, in October 2002, despite being under close observation because he was at known risk of self-harm.