A 45-year-old inmate died Tuesday, June 6 at the prison of Longuenesse (Pas-de-Calais) following a "brawl", we learned from the firefighters. The forty-year-old was declared dead on the spot by the doctor of the SMUR, according to the firefighters, called around 9:30 am.
The facts took place "in the cell of the aggressor detainee, in an open wing," Amandine Decoudu, local secretary FO justice at the penitentiary center, told AFP. "He strangled him with a shoelace and then slit his throat with a metal lid and a piece of glass," the unionist added. The prosecutor's office of Saint-Omer was not reachable Tuesday morning to confirm the circumstances of the tragedy.
In this part of the penitentiary center, the cells are open at seven o'clock and then the inmates are "autonomous", said Ms. Decoudu. The deceased detainee was discovered by a guard who "found him on the ground and then managed to isolate the attacker and alert," according to the same source. "The supervisor is very shocked," she said.