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  • 22 December 2013, 23:54

Two Prisoners Arrested Over Inmate's Death

Two prisoners have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 22-year-old inmate died at HMP Lindholme in South Yorkshire.

Officers were contacted by prison officials on Saturday afternoon who informed them a 22-year-old man had died.

A 23-year-old man and a 26-year-old man have been arrested and detained on suspicion of murder.

A wing in the prison for low-risk inmates had recently been described by inspectors as the "worst establishment we have inspected in many years," following an unannouncedvisit earlier this year.

The category-D winghad been "forgotten and neglected" after funding cuts, according to inspectors.

Described as an "astonishing situation" by the inspectors, more than a third of prisoners interviewed had felt unsafe at some time, while drugs and alcohol were widely available on the wing, which was shut down shortly after the inspection.