Woman from Cumbria found dead in prison cell days after giving birth



Michelle Barnes, 33, from Carlisle, was serving a two-year sentence at Low Newton Prison in Durham for drugs offences when she was found dead in December.
Durham Coroner Andrew Tweddle told the jury at Crook Civic Centre that she had a history of mental health problems and self-harm, and that she found out she was pregnant when she was in prison. She had been jailed in June last year.
Mr Tweddle said Cumbria County Council was involved in the inquest because care proceedings were under way.
The coroner said: "The council had concerns about Michelle as a mum."
He added: "It... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 34
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