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Fatal prison stabbing sparks inquiry calls


Victim: Jamal Mahmoud

Victim: Jamal Mahmoud

Victim: Jamal Mahmoud

Calls for an inquiry into the state of jails in England and Wales have intensified after a prisoner died and two others were injured in a stabbing.

Jamal Mahmoud, a 21-year-old of Somali descent who had just become a father, was killed at HMP Pentonville on Tuesday.

Mahmoud was jailed in July after hiding a loaded machine gun and ammunition in a garden in Enfield the previous July. He was already in prison for a separate robbery.

His sister, Souzan, angrily told ITV News: "I blame the prison more than the actual person that did it. They owed him a duty of care and they just neglected him."

Belfast Telegraph