Dorset coroner criticises ‘inequity’ in prison mental health care

Previously, Mr Williams’ mother, Tracey Fitter, said: “We are trying to come to terms with the circumstances surrounding his death and what he endured in the months leading up to it.”There is a huge hole in our lives that can’t be filled and we miss him every single day.”Her solicitor Maya Grantham previously said: “Frazer’s inquest has shone a light on just how unsafe prison is for someone as unwell as Frazer.“The current process of referral and transfer from prison to psychiatric hospital urgently requires reform. “In February, an Inspectorate of Prisons report, external found the average wait for a hospital transfer was 85 days, while one inmate waited 462 days.A Prison Service spokesperson said: “Our thoughts remain with Frazer Williams’ friends and family.“We will consider the coroner’s findings carefully and respond… in due course.”

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