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Communication and procedures enhanced after prisoner's death

Thu, 20 Mar 2014


Measures have been introduced to improve procedures and communication between agencies following the death of a prisoner.

Yesterday a jury concluded that Michael Davidson died in March 2012 as a result of drug toxicity - although accidental the jury found neglect had contributed to his death.

The Coroner of Inquests has asked authorities for 15 recommendations to now be implemented.

The Department of Home Affairs says a comprehensive review has already taken place and new measures have now been introduced.

The Isle of Man Constabulary says it takes its responsibility and duty of care to detainees seriously and processes are constantly reviewed.

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