Category Archives: Prisoners attacked by prisoners

Prisoner jailed for fatal jail attack

A prisoner who attacked a fellow inmate causing his death a week later has been jailed for four years.

Alastaire Scott, 23, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 28-year-old Frazer Stent at HMP Rochester and was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court.

The fatal attack took place in the Chilham Wing at the category Cprison on Sunday October 12, when inmates were allowed free movement on the wing.

Mr Stent had been part of a group of men involved in an altercation with a prisoner who was a close friend of Scott’s, Kent Police said.

He had been walking down a corridor, with Scott slightly behind him, and entered a cell where he spoke with two inmates inside.

While Scott remained outside the cell door, a few seconds later Mr Stent was pushed outside. With his attention focused on another inmate, Scott punched him to the right hand side of his head and he hit the ground with nothing breaking his fall.

Mr Stent was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital where a CT scan revealed bleeding on the brain. He was kept sedated throughout his time in hospital but his condition deteriorated and he died a week after being assaulted.

During interview Scott said he had carried out the attack because the victim had been involved in a confrontation with his friend but had not intended to kill him.

Detective Inspector Gavin Moss, senior investigating officer for the case, said: “Alastaire Scott’s decision to punch Frazer Stent was both reckless and stupid and the consequences could not be more tragic. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the victim’s family.

“During interview Scott told officers he did not intend to kill his fellow inmate but that does not excuse his actions. He gave little thought to the consequences and the impact it would have on his victim, which in this tragic example could not have been worse.”

Inmate murdered at Cork Prison this evening

A post-mortem examination will take place tomorrow following the fatal stabbing of an inmate at Cork Prison this evening. The body of the victim is expected to be removed to the morgue at Cork University Hospital overnight. A post-mortem examination will be carried out by State Pathologist, Professor Marie Cassidy. The incident happened at around 5pm this evening in… Continue Reading

Prisoner charged with murder

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Inmate dies after prison assault

A prisoner who was allegedly punched by another inmate at HMP Rochester has died. Fraser Stent, 28, died in hospital a week after the alleged incident at HMP Rochester, a Prison Service spokeswoman said. Kent Police were called to the jail on October 12 and a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and… Continue Reading

HMP HAVERIGG – Some progress but safety needs to improve

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Bellfield payout: “completely justified”

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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

Learning Lessons From Murders In Prison Report

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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

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