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PRISON REPORT: 'Self-inflicted death' at Maidstone jail

Thursday 30th July 2020

PRISON inspectors found inmates at Maidstone jail not coping well with the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

A report published earlier this month into three scrutiny visits to category C facilities found frustrations over how lockdown designed to prevent the spread of the virus affected criminals.

Inspectors went to Maidstone and two other prisons - in Rugby and Wolverhampton - to assess conditions almost three months into Covid-19.

Their report also highlighted a “self-inflicted death” since restrictions were brought in.

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