Severely injured inmate left unattended for 20 minutes at Mt Eden prison
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.
Lightbody planned to sue Corrections for not keeping him safe.
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- Audio courtesy RNZ