Monday, January 9, 2017

An inmate killed by another in the prison of Vendin-le-Vieil – World

The floor of Béthune evokes a likely ” fight in a cell “, without being able to give more details at this stage of the investigation.

A prisoner was killed, Monday 9 January, by another prisoner at the penitentiary center of Vendin-le-Vieil, Pas-de-Calais, near Lens, a-t-on learned from the prison administration. the ” I confirm the death of an inmate by another today “, said Alain Jégo, area director of correctional services, confirming information of BFMTV.

Contacted, the public prosecutor of Bethune indicated that the homicide occurred at around 14: 30, referring to a likely ” fighting in a cell “, without being able to give more details at this stage of the investigation, entrusted to the judicial police.

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The central prison of Vendin-le-Vieil, designed to accommodate approximately 230 prisoners, is a very recent establishment, the construction of which was completed in September 2014.

It is ” one of the last remaining establishments from the law of orientation and programming for justice, 2002 “, according to the website of the public Agency for real estate la Justice (Apij). the ” In anticipation of the arrival of detainees sentenced to long prison sentences, the safety features are very advanced have been installed in Vendin-le-Vieil “, indicates the site.


Mid-November, an inmate of brazil for forty years had been found hanging in his cell at the institution under high security. In July, a proctor, had been the victim of a hostage taking by two inmates. During three hours, he had been threatened by a handle of fork to cut, in the cell of one of the prisoners. The two inmates, who were demanding their transfer to another prison, had come to visit and had been arrested by the Raid.

In September 2015, an inmate was also able to retain the number 2 of the establishment under threat of a knife for three hours. In February 2016, he was sentenced in appeal to six years in prison by the court of appeal of Douai (Nord).


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