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Rapist who died at Forest Bank prison got 'poor standard' of mental health care after he was jailed for life

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A convicted rapist serving a life sentence died in custody from 'self-inflicted wounds and associated blood loss', but his 'intentions were unclear and unknown' at the time, a coroner has ruled after an inquest.

A subsequent report, however, has found the mental health care he received in prison was 'of a poor standard' and 'not equivalent to that which he could have expected to receive in the community'.

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO), which investigates deaths in custody, said in a now-published report the management of a sudden mental health crisis Vasile Nastase suffered a day before his death at Forest Bank prison in Salford was 'very poor'. READ MORE: Their promises have been broken...

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