Another inmate murdered behind bars
RAY HADLEY EXCLUSIVE
Yet another inmate has died in a New South Wales prison, allegedly murdered by another prisoner.
Ray Hadley received a tip-off revealing Geoffrey Fardell was found dead in his cell at the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre on June 11.
It’s claimed the 52-year-old had been transferred from Grafton prison and was supposed to be in isolation after being threatened.
Corrective Services New South Wales has confirmed the incident and says it will be subject to a coronial inquest (see full statement below).
“Every aspect of the incident, including management and placement of the inmates involved, response times and action, will be thoroughly reviewed.”
NSW Police says, “the matter is being treated as suspicious”.
The death occurred just two days before a man was charged with murdering a 24-year-old inmate at Silverwater jail.
At the time, Ray Hadley exclusively revealed the man charged had been transferred to Silverwater after allegedly bashing a previous cellmate at Parklea.
Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Peter Severin set up a taskforce to investigate how these deaths are happening.
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Statement from Corrective Services NSW
“Corrective Services NSW extends its sympathies to the family and friends of a 52-year-old-man who died at the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre on Tuesday, 11 June.
“All deaths in custody are subject to a coronial inquest.
“Every aspect of the incident, including management and placement of the inmates involved, response times and action, will be thoroughly reviewed.
“It would be inappropriate to comment further while the matter is being investigated.”