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Wayne Ridgely, Shaun Beasley's brother-in-law, spoke after the inquest at Aberdare Coroner's Court. He said that, had the changes to the way prisoners are cared for been implemented before Mr Beasley's death, 'he would still be here today.'
G4S, the security company which manages Parc Prison on behalf of the Ministry of Justice, says that there's been a 'fundamental review' of the way vulnerable prisoners are cared for since Shaun Beasley's death.
The company running healthcare at HMP Parc at the time of Shaun Beasley's death, Primecare - Forensic Medical Services, says it recognises the care provided 'fell below our high standards.' It sends its 'sincerest condolences' to Mr Beasley's family and friends.
Shaun Beasley's family say the inquest's verdict confirms their judgement that he had been 'let down'. In a statement, they said 'he was highly vulnerable and suffered from serious mental ill health. He had a history of self-harm and had made several serious suicide attempts.'
They say, on the night of his death, Mr Beasley phoned to say he could not cope. His sister immediately called the prison to tell them of his state of mind. He was already on half-hour observations, but that was not increased and he was found hanging in his cell shortly after midnight.
A man who was found hanged in his cell at Parc Prison, near Bridgend, in August 2010 took his own life "in circumstances contributed to by neglect", an inquest jury has ruled today.
The inquest at Aberdare Coroner's Court heard how Shaun Beasley, who was 29, was known to have a history of self-harm, paranoia and depression, and was placed on a healthcare wing of the prison where he could be checked every half an hour.
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An inquest jury rules that a prisoner at HMP Parc, near Bridgend, took his own life in circumstances contributed to by neglect.