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Prisoner death at Maghaberry over weekend
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The Northern Ireland Prison Service has announced the death in custody of a 53-year-old prisoner at Maghaberry Prison. The death is not being treated as Covid related.

The prisoner died on Saturday 28th August. His next of kin have been informed.

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As with standard procedure, the PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.

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Ronnie Armour, Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, said: “I would like to extend my sympathy, and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, to the family of the prisoner. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

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