報告稱HMP Woodhill的殺手本應被持續監視

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報告稱HMP Woodhill的殺手本應被持續監視

一份報告稱,一名殺害妻子的男子在獄中死亡前本應受到持續的監督。

2021年1月21日,這名36歲的男子在被轉移到HMP Woodhill兩天後被發現死在他的牢房裡。

2014年,他因在家中用兩把菜刀刺殺妻子58次而被判處至少10年零8個月,並於2015年被轉移到萊斯特郡Market Harborough的HMP Gartree。

Gartree的心理健康團隊繼續支持他,在他早期的診斷之後,2020年塞薩卡被診斷出患有注意力缺陷多動障礙(ADHD)。

PPO審查說,2021年1月19日的一份安全情報報告發現,最近對他的牢房的搜查 "表明他可能參與了與Gartree的一名工作人員的不適當活動",他被立即轉移到米爾頓凱恩斯的HMP Woodhill。

報告說,第二天,由於擔心塞薩卡的福利,工作人員將對他的觀察次數增加到每小時三次。

賓漢姆女士說,她 "擔心[工作人員]沒有考慮將塞薩卡先生置於持續的監督之下,讓他們有機會更好地了解他,並對他的自我風險做出更明智的評估"。

報告建議 "監獄、醫療保健和心理健康團隊在管理有風險的囚犯以及他們是否需要持續監督時考慮所有風險因素"。

監獄管理局的一位女發言人說。"HMP Woodhill已經根據監察員的所有建議採取了行動,包括重新指導工作人員如何正確管理有嚴重精神健康問題的囚犯"。

在該監獄提供衛生服務的倫敦中央和西北NHS基金會信託公司的發言人說。"我們同意PPO的建議,並且已經向我們的員工發出了關於我們政策的提醒,他們在進行這些非常困難的評估時必須考慮所有的風險。"


A man who killed his wife should have been under constant supervision before he died in prison, a report said.

The 36-year-old was found dead in his cell at HMP Woodhill on 21 January 2021 two days after he was transferred there.

In 2014, he was sentenced to a minimum of 10 years and eight months for killing his wife by stabbing her 58 times with two kitchen knives in their home and in 2015 transferred to HMP Gartree, in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

The mental health team at Gartree continued to support him, following his earlier diagnosis, and in 2020 Sessacar was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The PPO review said a security intelligence report on 19 January 2021 found a recent search of his cell "suggested that he may be involved in inappropriate activity with a member of staff" at Gartree and he was immediately transferred to HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes.

The following day staff increased their observations of Sessacar to three times an hour amid concerns for his welfare, the report said.

Ms Bingham said she was "concerned that [staff] did not consider placing Mr Sessacar under constant supervision to give them an opportunity to get to know him better and make a more informed assessment of his risk to himself".

The report has recommended "prison, healthcare and mental health teams consider all risk factors" when managing at risk prisoners and whether they need constant supervision.

A spokeswoman for the Prison Service said: "HMP Woodhill has acted upon all of the Ombudsman's recommendations, including renewed guidance for staff on how to properly manage prisoners with severe mental health issues."

A spokesman for Central and North-West London NHS Foundation Trust, which provides health services at the prison, said: "We agree with the recommendation of the PPO and have sent reminders about our policy to our staff, that they must consider all risks, when making these very difficult assessments."

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