Mum warned of son’s strange behaviour on prison visit


michael-bailey2The mother of a prisoner found hanged in a segregation cell warned officers of her son’s mental state after noticing marks on his neck days before he died, an inquest heard.

Caroline Bailey contacted prison staff after her son, Michael Bailey, admitted to her he had been harming himself at HMP Rye Hill, near Rugby. Mrs Bailey told the inquest in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, her son’s behaviour during the visit on March 22, 2005 was “not right.”  She said he looked unkempt, was reciting hymns and had stab marks on his hands and scabs around his neck. Mrs Bailey told the jury she informed a female prison officer about the marks. She said: “I thought she would deal with it, either pass it on or go and check for herself, not just leave it. I was worried, very worried. I was very scared – I did not know what was happening and I had not seen anything like this before with Michael or anybody.”

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7th  January 2009

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One Response to “Mum warned of son’s strange behaviour on prison visit”

  1. 1 Caroline Bailey

    People move on however the victims families are faced with the constant reminder of the loss through no fault of their own, how can we poosibly ever forget……….

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