Category Archives: Murder in Prison

Jail Staff Criticised Over Prisoner Killing

Former Irish prisoner Gary Douch had consumed “a considerable amount of alcohol” in a cell in Mountjoy jail just before being beaten to death by a prisoner who was displaying psychosis, a report has found. The two men should never have been placed in the same cell together, the Commission of Investigation into the 2006… Continue Reading

Murdered Prisoner Named

A prisoner from Nottingham who was allegedly murdered in jail has been named by police. Two men were arrested after Michael Hennessy, 22, died from a stab wound he suffered at HMP Lindholme in South Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon. The force said it was not yet clear how the stab wound was inflicted and the… Continue Reading

Prisoner ‘Murdered’ At HM Prison Lindholme

Two inmates have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a prisoner was found dead at a jail. Staff at HMP Lindholme, Doncaster, called in South Yorkshire Police at 3.50pm yesterday following the death of a 22-year-old man. A police spokesman said: “A 23-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, both inmates, have been arrested and… Continue Reading

Learning Lessons From Murders In Prison Report

LESSONS SHOULD BE LEARNED FROM PRISON HOMICIDES, SAYS PRISONS AND PROBATION OMBUDSMAN Homicides in prison are rare but there are still lessons to be learned from them, said Nigel Newcomen, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO), as he published a bulletin. The PPO investigates all deaths in custody and his remit is to examine the circumstances… Continue Reading

Murder Inquiry Launched In Lincoln Prison

A murder investigation has been launched after a 73-year-old prisoner – serving a nine-month sentence for voyeurism – was found dead in his cell in Lincoln. Alan Goode, a serial peeping tom, was jailed in October after he was found lying on a cubicle floor in the women’s toilets of a Leicester shopping centre. An… Continue Reading

Whole Life For Jail Killers

Two prisoners who tied up and strangled a fellow inmate while already serving life sentences for murder have been ordered to spend the rest of their lives behind bars. Lee Newell, 44, and Gary Smith, 48, were both handed whole life sentences by a judge at Warwick Crown Court for the “chilling” murder of convicted… Continue Reading

23 Brazillian Cops get 156 Years Each for Killing 13 Prisoners

Read Converse – the national newspaper for prisoners in England and Wales A jury has found 23 Brazilian police officers guilty of killing 13 inmates during the 1992 riot at Sao Paulo’s Carandiru prison that left 111 inmates dead. Three officers were acquitted in the case. Judge Jose Augusto Marzagao sentenced each of those convicted… Continue Reading

Court Refuses to Downgrade Cat A Jail Killer

A killer convicted of murdering a paedophile in a top security jail in Cambridgeshire has failed to persuade a High Court judge to soften his prison regime. Michael Cain complained that prison bosses had unfairly refused to downgrade his category A prisoner status. But Mr Justice Stadlen has refused to declare his grading unfair, after… Continue Reading

Gunmen storm jail and murder four prisoners

A group of well-trained gunmen stormed an Indonesian jail and killed four inmates accused of murdering a special forces soldier. At least 17 masked men angry over the killing of a member of Indonesia’s elite military unit, known as Kopassus, broke into the prison on the main island of Java early today, said police chief Brigadier General… Continue Reading