Liverpool Echo UK
December 20, 2017
John Duffey's mental health was made worse by bullying, drug use and debt, inquest told
John Duffey's mental health was made worse by bullying, drug use and debt, inquest toldThe 44-year-old, who had previously served with the Royal Green Jackets, was found in his cell on July 16, 2016, on HMP Liverpool’s J Wing.
Liverpool Coroner’s Court heard how dad-of-two Mr Duffey had made two attempts to kill himself in 2000 and 2011, and was discharged from the armed forces on medical grounds, 17 years ago.
Afterwards, Mr Duffey, from Wallasey, fell into a pattern of alcohol and drug abuse.
He was remanded into custody in 2015 for breaching his licence conditions, before he participated in an intensive six month scheme for “at-risk” prisoners.
The jury heard evidence that healthcare staff within the prison were not equipped to provide treatment for PTSD due to staff vacancies.
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