Death at the Prison

johnboy 13 August 2009 44

[First filed: August 12, 2009 @ 14:06]

Early reports are coming though on the radio of a death at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Just as long as human rights were complied with along the way eh?

More details as they come to hand.

UPDATE 1: The ABC’s initial report is online:

    An ACT Government spokeswoman has confirmed a person has died at the Alexander Maconochie Centre at Hume.

    She said further details on the jail’s first death in custody are likely to be released later today.

UPDATE 2: Hearing it was a remandee, in his 40s, found dead in his cell this morning.

UPDATE 3: The Canberra Times is reporting that the dead man was the epileptic Andreas Bulig, 44. He was on remand following charges of “assault occasioning actual bodily harm, threatening a witness and breaching bail over a series of fights with his neighbours”.

Of some concern is this bit:

    Bulig had applied to the Supreme Court for bail on July 23, saying he lacked access to his epilepsy medicine at the Hume prison.

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fgzk fgzk 2:05 pm 18 Jun 10

“wat about lexi becs other girlfriend noone mentions her was she there she was hotttt but”

Another friend of (unidentified person) is often overlooked as being present (somewhere) …. (unidentified person) was very attractive.

I think she may have posted in the wrong thread. She might want to be in the Charnwood stabbing thread.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 1:37 pm 18 Jun 10

becxgal said :

wat about lexi becs other girlfriend noone mentions her was she there she was hotttt but

If you’re going to be the spokesperson for this group of crims, perhaps you could communicate in a language others will understand. English will do.

becxgal becxgal 12:43 pm 18 Jun 10

wat about lexi becs other girlfriend noone mentions her was she there she was hotttt but

OddAngryPost OddAngryPost 11:55 pm 17 Aug 09

Maybe if his human right to privacy was taken away and a camera allowed in the cells (bedsitters), Corrections may have been able to have observed the guy in peril and possibly even have saved his life…

Hang on… this Human Rights Act may have some positives in it after all

backlash backlash 1:55 am 14 Aug 09

Housebound
+1

DarkLadyWolfMother DarkLadyWolfMother 3:05 pm 13 Aug 09

I was with you until the ‘Get a life’ portion Hugh, but at that point I have to say ‘speak for yourself’.

Friska Friska 3:01 pm 13 Aug 09

Agrees with sunshine

sunshine sunshine 2:41 pm 13 Aug 09

Hugh Lews said :

Why do so many of you know the names of people in prison, and talk about them like anyone cares?

Every time the prison comes up people start talking about the same guy like he’s a celebrity or something..

Get a life, normal people dont care about people in jail. Even if they die alone on the floor with their tongues hanging out of their mouths….

that’s disgraceful…no matter what they have done to get themselves deprived of the rights so many of us take for granted, they are still people and so called normal people WOULD care.

Thesun08 Thesun08 2:40 pm 13 Aug 09

#33 Why do so many of you know the names of people in prison, and talk about them like anyone cares?

Every time the prison comes up people start talking about the same guy like he’s a celebrity or something..

Get a life, normal people don’t care about people in jail. Even if they die alone on the floor with their tongues hanging out of their mouths….

Obviously these people would have family and friends they weren’t born in Jail – Not the smartest comment in the world! Maybe one day you might be faced with a family friend or even yourself being locked up and then hopefully you will be reminded that these people are human like you.

Tooks Tooks 2:33 pm 13 Aug 09

Hugh Lews said :

Every time the prison comes up people start talking about the same guy like he’s a celebrity or something..

Agree with you on this point. Even when the story has nothing to do with the Massey’s, that surname always pops up.

canberratowie2 canberratowie2 2:23 pm 13 Aug 09

Hugh Lews said :

Why do so many of you know the names of people in prison, and talk about them like anyone cares?

Every time the prison comes up people start talking about the same guy like he’s a celebrity or something..

Get a life, normal people dont care about people in jail. Even if they die alone on the floor with their tongues hanging out of their mouths….

+1

Hugh Lews Hugh Lews 1:36 pm 13 Aug 09

Why do so many of you know the names of people in prison, and talk about them like anyone cares?

Every time the prison comes up people start talking about the same guy like he’s a celebrity or something..

Get a life, normal people dont care about people in jail. Even if they die alone on the floor with their tongues hanging out of their mouths….

Tooks Tooks 11:46 am 13 Aug 09

jessieduck said :

GUessing PBO knows more then you on this sunshine

Not unless there’s a long lost Massey brother who is actually law abiding. And if there was, I doubt he’d be employed as a guard at AMC when two of the brothers are there at the moment.

Friska Friska 9:30 am 13 Aug 09

I can imagine that happening. From previous experience with a family member, it took them two weeks to access medication for him, that isnt good enough!!!!

Ozi Ozi 9:09 am 13 Aug 09

housebound said :

Update: Today’s CT gives more information. Apparantly the man was an epileptic and claimed he had no access to his meds. Even if this was not the cause of death, it’s not a good look for the so-called human rights prison. For that matter, why did it take such a fantatsic initiative such a short time to have a death on its hands?

The average prisoner is middle aged, has a history of substance abuse, and smokes and drinks to excess. Often they are withdrawing from drugs, and generally their health is fairly poor. It is not really that unusual that there has been a death at AMC based on the types of people held there.

Also, there is a doctor on duty at the AMC every day of the week. I can’t imagine that someone would not be able to get access to their epilepsy medication!

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 9:08 am 13 Aug 09

If it is true that the man had an underlying medical condition that was known to the prison staff yet had been denied access to the required meds, then heads should roll.

There needs to be some serious questions asked in the assembly about this one.

housebound housebound 8:44 am 13 Aug 09

Update: Today’s CT gives more information. Apparantly the man was an epileptic and claimed he had no access to his meds. Even if this was not the cause of death, it’s not a good look for the so-called human rights prison. For that matter, why did it take such a fantatsic initiative such a short time to have a death on its hands?

Thesun08 Thesun08 8:27 am 13 Aug 09

However this person died, what a waste of life. I think its sad that someone’s life amounted to dying in Jail – RIP

Special G Special G 7:14 am 13 Aug 09

It takes a bit of effort to get yourself on remand in the ACT. Previous convictions, current allegations (type and number) are taken into consideration. This is evident by the number of people let out on bail for murder.

deezagood deezagood 6:53 am 13 Aug 09

Silentforce said :

I have a problem with those in our community and society who judge every member of a family by their surname- Moran, Massey etc…

Even if they are related, each family member has a right to their own path and decisions.

If a relative or group of relatives has a ‘reputation’, an individual family member regardless of their generation has a right to act and be assessed on their actions as an individual.

If a “Massey” was employed by ACT Corrective Services, I imagine that they would have reported it as a confilct of interest and it would have been dealt by the employer as such, given the long term media and public interest in the new Centre and the Massey case.

I couldn’t agree more. If one of the Massey brothers is, indeed, a prison guard, then he has obviously taken the path of having a steady public service job. Good on him. He probably gets enough crap about his family as it is.

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