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Issue No. 2450

Inquest over inmate death

An inquest has criticised a young offenders institution over an inmate’s death. 

Greg Revell died in June last year at HMP Glen Parva in Leicestershire. 

The court heard he was depressed and had tried to kill himself three months earlier. The coroner criticised the prison for not identifying that he was at risk. 


Detainee dies in Yarl’s Wood

A detainee died in the family unit at Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre near Heathrow on Monday.

It is believed that a 33 year old man died from a heart attack. He was detained with his wife and child. 


Benefits stress caused suicide

Stress about filling in benefit forms drove unemployed Mark William Jacka to suicide, a coroner has ruled.

Mark was struggling to get his benefits, and had borrowed money from his girlfriend. He was found hanged at his home the day after a trip to the job centre.


Councils fail disabled people

Disabled people are being left stranded in their own homes, a charity has warned.

The Leonard Cheshire charity has said that two thirds of councils are failing to make homes accessible for disabled people within the one-year legal limit.


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Tue 21 Apr 2015, 16:40 BST
Issue No. 2450
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