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'Neglect' in prisoner death

An inquest jury has ruled that a prisoner at HMP Parc, near Bridgend, took his own life in circumstances contributed to by neglect.

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Prison: Changes have been made

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.

At the time of Shaun Beasley's death, healthcare services were provided by an external contractor. Due to our concerns regarding inadequate provision, arrangements were already in place to bring these services in house and this occurred shortly after Shaun Beasley's death. A fundamental review of the care of vulnerable prisoners was implemented. Significant changes have been taken place to improve the care given to vulnerable prisoners and those at risk. The Coroner has confirmed she is satisfied that the changes made since August 2010 were suitable and correct.

– Janet Wallsgrove, Director of HMP & YOI Parc

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