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Probe launched after inmate dies in Maghaberry jail

By Staff Reporter

Published 15/08/2016

A 30-year-old prisoner has died at Maghaberry jail
A 30-year-old prisoner has died at Maghaberry jail

A 30-year-old prisoner has died at Maghaberry jail.

The PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.

Details of the death were released on Saturday. The deceased's name has not been made public.

Prison Service director general Sue McAllister said: "I extend my sympathy and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service to the family of the prisoner who has died. This is a tragedy and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

The Prison Service added that "while investigations are ongoing it would be inappropriate to provide any further comment".

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