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It is a very distressing time when a family member or loved one dies in prison. Quite apart from the upset caused by any death, families and friends of prisoners sometimes feel that they don’t know where to get the information they would like to have at a time that is both sad and stressful. This booklet is designed to provide some information about what may happen after a person dies in prison and what the law requires in these circumstances. It also gives you details of organisations you can contact if you would like further information and/or assistance in dealing with this time of grief.
Rogan, M. Deaths in Prison Custody: Information for Families and Others Affected. Irish prison reform trust (IPRT), Information booklet, June 2012.