The Northern Ireland Prison Service has announced the death in custody of a 53-year-old prisoner at Maghaberry Prison. The death is not being treated as Covid related.
The prisoner died on Saturday 28th August. His next of kin have been informed.
As with standard procedure, the PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.
Ronnie Armour, Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, said: "I would like to extend my sympathy, and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, to the family of the prisoner. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”
- New church facility for Magilligan Prison officially opened by Justice Minister 17 October 2021
- Dogs invaluable in fight against drugs in prisons - Long 15 October 2021
- Long listens to experiences of people affected by domestic abuse 14 October 2021
- Public appointment competition for a Victims of Crime Commissioner Designate launched 11 October 2021