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Prisoner takes his own life at the remand prison

by | Sep 4, 2014

NEWS GRAPHIC 11A prisoner has become the second inmate to hang himself in the last three weeks at the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca.

The prisoner, who has been identified as Kevin Hospedales, was found hanging in the cell in the South Wing of the Remand Section of the men’s prison shortly after 1.30 pm yesterday.

The 24 year old man of Pepper Village, Gran Couva, was awaiting trial for the murder of his father in that area in 2011.

Prisons Commissioner Conrad Barrow confirmed the incident.

He did not comment on Hospedales’ death since because he said that he was awaiting a report from his senior officers.

According to reports, Hospedales shared a cell with eight other prisoners who had gone out for airing at around noon yesterday leaving him behind.

When they returned at about 1.30 pm they found Hospedales in a standing position. When they asked him to move, he remained motionless.

It was then they discovered he was hanging and apparently dead.

Police investigations are continuing.

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