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Investigation report into the death in custody of Patrick Duffy

Published on June 13 2012

The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Pauline McCabe, today published her report into the death of 49-year-old Patrick Duffy, who died of ‘poisoning by dihydrocodeine, diazepam and chlordiazepoxide’ whilst in the custody of Maghaberry Prison on Thursday 23 June 2011.

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Investigation report into the Death in Custody of Mark Charles Maginnis

Published on March 21 2012

The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Pauline McCabe, today published her report into the death of 40-year-old Mark Charles Maginnis, who died of features consistent with septicaemia due to infection of foot ulcers while in the custody of Maghaberry Prison on Monday 25 October 2010.

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Investigation report into the death in custody of Francis Gerard McAlary

Published on March 14 2012

The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Pauline McCabe, today published her report into the death of 49-year-old Francis Gerard McAlary, who died by suicide on Saturday 25 December 2010 after being released on bail from Maghaberry Prison on Tuesday 21 December 2010.

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Investigation report into the death in custody of Armondo Jose Nunes

Published on March 09 2012

The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Pauline McCabe, today published her report into the death of 52-year-old Armondo Jose Nunes, who died of Metastatic Pancreatic Carcinoma while in the custody of Magilligan Prison on Thursday 18 November 2010. Metastatic Pancreatic Carcinoma is a cancer arising in glandular tissue that spreads to other regions of the body. In the last weeks of Mr Nunes’ terminal illness his health deteriorated quickly.

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Prison Review Team Final Report

Published on November 21 2011

Prisoner Ombudsman’s article submitted to Belfast Telegraph on the Review of the NI Prison Service

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Annual Report - April 2010 to March 2011

Published on June 23 2011

NI PRISONER COMPLAINTS DOUBLE IN A YEAR The number of eligible complaints made by inmates in Northern Ireland’s prisons more than doubled in the last year, according to figures being published today by the Prisoner Ombudsman, Pauline McCabe.

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Investigation Report into the Death In Custody of Allyn Baxter

Published on June 15 2011

The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Pauline McCabe, today published her report into the death of 19-year-old Allyn Baxter, who died by suicide while in the custody of Hydebank Wood Prison and Young Offender’s Centre on Tuesday, 3rd August, 2010.

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Investigation Report into Death In Custody of John Deery

Published on December 08 2010

The Prisoner Ombudsman, Pauline McCabe, today made a total of 12 recommendations following her investigation into the death of Mr John Deery, 50, who died by suicide whilst in the custody of Maghaberry Prison on Friday 28th August 2009.

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Investigation Report into Death In Custody of Paul Henderson

Published on November 24 2010

The Prisoner Ombudsman, Pauline McCabe, today made a total of five recommendations following her investigation into the death of Mr Paul Henderson, 59, in Altnagelvin Hospital while in the custody of Magilligan Prison on 26th January 2009.

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Investigation Report into Death In Custody

Published on November 15 2010

The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Pauline McCabe, today made a total of nine recommendations following her investigation into the death in custody of Prisoner B, aged 36, at Maghaberry Prison on March 8, 2009.

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