Birmingham dad died serving a 9-week sentence

Marlon McIntoshby: Birmingham Mail
published: 1 July 2013

An investigation has been launched into the death of a father-of-three whose body was found in a cell at Birmingham Prison. Marlon McIntosh, from Quinton, was serving a nine-week sentence for theft when he was discovered dead on April 30.

The 28-year-old’s devastated relatives were told he was found hanged. An inquest has been opened and adjourned and security firm G4S, which runs the prison, said the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman was investigating.

The firm said the probe was “normal practice in such circumstances”.

Close friend Ryan Mooney said Mr McIntosh had been in and out of prison when he was younger but had stayed out of trouble before he was arrested on New Year’s Eve last year on suspicion of shoplifting.

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