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Death at the Prison

By 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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44 Responses to
Death at the Prison
barking toad 6:39 pm 12 Aug 09

Plasma screen probably burnt out half way though next top model

jessieduck 5:16 pm 12 Aug 09

GUessing PBO knows more then you on this sunshine

sunshine 4:44 pm 12 Aug 09

2 massey brothers are there but neither one is a guard

Qbn Gal 4:34 pm 12 Aug 09

I don’t have an issue with him being a guard, simply that he is guarding the same prison his siblings are in, so as you say,” a significant conflict of interest”

PBO 4:29 pm 12 Aug 09

If he himself does not have a record then there is nothing to stop him working there, however there is a significant conflict of interest there though.

Qbn Gal 4:15 pm 12 Aug 09

Are you kidding. PBO? A Massey brother is a guard there? Where is the screening of appropriate staff?

Friska 4:14 pm 12 Aug 09

Just watch the cover up with this.

Skidbladnir 4:10 pm 12 Aug 09

Of greater concern is how the phrase “arbitrarily deprived of life” gets interpretted by the ACT Human Rights Commission.

PBO 3:49 pm 12 Aug 09

paperboy said :

What chance it’s a Massey?

Unlikely, he and she (Rebecca Edwards/Massey) would be looked after by the other Massey brother who is a guard there.

sunshine 3:45 pm 12 Aug 09

PBO said :

Just an old man dying in his sleep, nothing to see here.

40’s isn’t old

paperboy 3:25 pm 12 Aug 09

What chance it’s a Massey?

Danman 3:24 pm 12 Aug 09

Death need not mean violent and/or untimely…

Clown Killer 3:18 pm 12 Aug 09

everyone of us is going to die sooner or later, and you’ve got to do it someplace.

PBO 2:30 pm 12 Aug 09

Just an old man dying in his sleep, nothing to see here.

sunshine 2:27 pm 12 Aug 09

RIP whoever it was

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