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Prisoner Ombudsmans Annual Report 2017-2018

Published on September 25 2018

The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has today published his 2017-18 annual report.

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Interim Prisoner Ombudsman publishes report into the death of a prisoner

Published on April 17 2018

The interim Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Brendan McGuigan has today published the findings of an investigation into the death of Mr David O’Driscoll.

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Prisoner Ombudsman Publishes Report into the Death of a Prisoner

Published on August 15 2017

A report of the Prisoner Ombudsman’s investigation into the death of Mr Laurynas Steponavicius in Maghaberry Prison was published today.

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Prisoner Ombudsmans Annual Report 2016-17

Published on June 13 2017

The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland today published his Annual Report, which covers the period April 2016 - March 2017.

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Prisoner Ombudsman Publishes Report into the Death of Mr Geoffrey Ellison

Published on November 09 2016

A report of the Prisoner Ombudsman’s investigation into the death of Mr Geoffrey Ellison in Magilligan Prison was published today.

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Prisoner Ombudsman Publishes Report into the Death of a Prisoner

Published on November 02 2016

Mr I collapsed in his prison cell and was taken to outside hospital but never regained consciousness. His life support machine was turned off two days later. The post mortem examination reported his death was due to a heart attack and tramadol toxicity.

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Prisoner Ombudsman publishes report into the death of Mr Patrick Kelly in March 2015

Published on September 27 2016

A report of the Prisoner Ombudsman’s investigation into Mr Kelly’s death on 20th March 2015 was published today.

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Prisoner Ombudsman publishes report into self-harm by Mr Sean Lynch

Published on September 13 2016

A report of the Prisoner Ombudsman’s investigation into Mr Lynch’s self-harm in Maghaberry Prison in June 2014 was published today.

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Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Annual Report for 2015-2016 Press Release

Published on June 28 2016

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Review of Complaints Handling Practice

Published on November 06 2015

The Department of Justice is pleased to publish this review of Complaints Handling by the Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. The Department commissioned the review in September 2015 and appointed Mr Alasdair MacLaughlin to undertake it. We are grateful for him doing so in a prompt and thorough manner.

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