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HMP Rye Hill prison officer ‘failed to notice’ dead sex offender – BBC News

A prison officer was dismissed after failing to spot a man who had been “dead for some time”.

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image captionHMP Rye Hill is a Category B prison that houses sex offenders
A prison officer was dismissed after she “failed to notice” a sex offender was dead on the floor when unlocking his cell, a report said.
Stephen Maddock, 59, died at HMP Rye Hill on the Northamptonshire and Warwickshire border on 7 December.
A report said an officer opened his cell but did not check on him, “which meant that no-one realised

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