Prison director cleared of manslaughter
The director of Zwolle prison was found not guilty of manslaughter on Thursday, report various media.
He had been accused of failing to provide help to a 47-year-old prisoner who died in an isolation cell last year. The prisoner died of acute intestinal bleeding after asking repeatedly for a doctor.
The prosecution service called for the prison director to be sentenced to 240 hours of community service. However the court found that although he had been negligent, criminal prosecution was not justified.
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