Prisoner sues for failed suicide bid and wins
THE Prison Service was accused of a cover-up yesterday as it maintained a veil of silence over a massive compensation payout to a suicidal inmate.
It has repeatedly refused to give details of the incident that led to a £575,000 out-of-court settlement to a young prisoner at Northallerton Young Offenders' Institution.
The Northern Echo exclusively reported how the payout was made after the unknown prisoner, aged between 18 and 21, attempted to take his own life and was saved by prison officers. It is believed that his claim centred on an alleged breach of human rights.
Next time this happens we should let the person die. We should not be paying hundreds of thousands of pounds for saving someone’s life. It is utterly ridiculous. We should give him the death penalty if he wants to die that much.