Woodhill prison officer charged over inmate death

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A prison officer has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter and misconduct in relation to an inmate’s death at Woodhill Prison.

Prison officer Joseph Travers has been charged over the death of 23-year-old Ryan Harvey, who died on May 8, 2015.

A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service made the announcement: “Following careful consideration of all the evidence provided to us by the police it has been decided that Joseph Travers should be charged with the offences.”

The inmate was reportedly found hanging in his prison cell.

Mr Travers is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 20.