Teenager found dead in Chelmsford prison

A TEENAGER is believed to have been found hanged in his prison cell.

Police were called to Chelmsford Prison, Springfield Road, at 8pm on Monday.

A man was taken to Broomfield Hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “The death is not being treated as suspicious and the file has been passed to the coroner’s office.”

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2:01pm Fri 8 Jul 11

Boris says...

Another one! How many more, before something is done to try to stop this shameful succession of suicides in Chelmsford prison?
Another one! How many more, before something is done to try to stop this shameful succession of suicides in Chelmsford prison? Boris

5:51pm Fri 8 Jul 11

snoswad says...

the death is not being treated as suspicious?
get a grip you morons.who ever put out that statement should be looking for a new job come monday.
the death is not being treated as suspicious? get a grip you morons.who ever put out that statement should be looking for a new job come monday. snoswad

5:53pm Fri 8 Jul 11

peachey says...

How tragic. My thoughts are with this young man's family.
How tragic. My thoughts are with this young man's family. peachey

9:35pm Fri 8 Jul 11

Taj says...

So sad ,when are the authorities going to include a risk assessment on vulnerable young people being put in prisons that are not fit for purpose prior to sentence.
So sad ,when are the authorities going to include a risk assessment on vulnerable young people being put in prisons that are not fit for purpose prior to sentence. Taj

12:20am Sat 9 Jul 11

Boris says...

Taj wrote:
So sad ,when are the authorities going to include a risk assessment on vulnerable young people being put in prisons that are not fit for purpose prior to sentence.
Taj, this is what I wrote in response to a story last month about a previous suicide in Chelmsford prison,
http://www.gazette-n
ews.co.uk/news/local
/colchester/9089238.
Prisons_must_learn_f
rom_our_Simon___s_ce
ll_suicide/
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"On the night of his death, one prison officer was responsible for 126 prisoners on E wing, having already worked all day. The inquest heard there was no handover and the officer had no time to read the comments in Mr Gregory’s record, which said he was desperate and in need of support.
It also found there was a lack of essential equipment to deal with a medical emergency.
A prison nurse said no defibrillator was taken to Mr Gregory’s cell when he was found hanging because it was cumbersome, old and did not work very well."
If that is the way Chelmsford prison is run, no wonder there is a suicide there on average every two months.
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Grossly inadequate equipment and staff levels. And then, for each suicide, a statement reeking of complacency. They are not taking the problem seriously at all.
[quote][p][bold]Taj[/bold] wrote: So sad ,when are the authorities going to include a risk assessment on vulnerable young people being put in prisons that are not fit for purpose prior to sentence.[/p][/quote]Taj, this is what I wrote in response to a story last month about a previous suicide in Chelmsford prison, http://www.gazette-n ews.co.uk/news/local /colchester/9089238. Prisons_must_learn_f rom_our_Simon___s_ce ll_suicide/ . "On the night of his death, one prison officer was responsible for 126 prisoners on E wing, having already worked all day. The inquest heard there was no handover and the officer had no time to read the comments in Mr Gregory’s record, which said he was desperate and in need of support. It also found there was a lack of essential equipment to deal with a medical emergency. A prison nurse said no defibrillator was taken to Mr Gregory’s cell when he was found hanging because it was cumbersome, old and did not work very well." If that is the way Chelmsford prison is run, no wonder there is a suicide there on average every two months. . Grossly inadequate equipment and staff levels. And then, for each suicide, a statement reeking of complacency. They are not taking the problem seriously at all. Boris

12:55pm Sat 9 Jul 11

ShallowRemarks says...

Maybe prison isn't as easy as people think it is?
Maybe prison isn't as easy as people think it is? ShallowRemarks

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