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Prison inquest

Issue No. 1670

THE INQUEST into the death of 28 year old Peter Knox began this week. He was found dead in Belmarsh prison in January. He was the fourteenth prisoner to die in Belmarsh since it opened in 1981. A recent report produced by the inspector of prisons showed that between 1988 and 1998 there were 600 'self inflicted' deaths in prison custody. Peter's family says he should have been in a hospital due to a mental condition.

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Sat 30 Oct 1999, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1670
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