Severely injured inmate left unattended for 20 minutes at Mt Eden prison video

An inmate lay injured in his cell at Mt Eden Prison for 20 minutes unattended.
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An inmate lay injured in his cell at Mt Eden Prison for 20 minutes unattended.

Mt Eden prison guards left a severely injured inmate, lying unattended in his cell for 20 minutes while they did office filing and ate sandwiches, an investigation has found.

Benjamin Lightbody was smashed in the side of the head with a pool ball in 2013, because he wouldn't give another inmate his nicotine patches. He suffered 30 per cent brain damage.

A prison inspector's report found a "stack of failures", Radio NZ reported.

RNZ

Prison investigators have found Mt Eden guards left Benjamin Lightbody, a severely injured inmate, lying unattended in his cell for 20 minutes while they did office filing and ate sandwiches.

Lightbody planned to sue Corrections for not keeping him safe. 

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​- Audio courtesy RNZ

 

 

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