Delivered on - 23 May 2014
Delivered at - Perth
Finding of - Coroner Linton
Recommendations - N/A
Orders/Rules - N/A
Suppression Order - N/A
Summary - The deceased was a prisoner held at Hakea Prison who was found suspended from a hand basin in his cell.
The inquest focused on the admission of the deceased into prison and the assessment of his risk of self-harm. The inquest also looked at the steps the Department of Corrective Services take to minimise the risk of suicide by hanging in the prison environment since the death of the deceased.
The Coroner found the deceased died on 21 March 2010 and that the cause of death was ligature compression of the neck (hanging). The manner of death was suicide.
Catch Words - Death in Custody – Ligature Compression of the Neck (Hanging) - Suicide
Last updated: 23-Jun-2014
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