Tyrone Quinn, sentenced to six years in prison after causing death by dangerous driving whilst under the influence of cocaine and alcohol, was pronounced dead in custody at HMP Northumberland on Monday 14th of May (2018).
Quinn was serving his second prison sentence when he died and had a string of previous convictions.
He had previously been banned from driving for 6 months in August 2015, after he had crashed into an off-duty police sergeant in December 2014.
Then, in May 2016, he was jailed for 16 weeks for assaulting a 77-year-old man in an unprovoked attack. However, Quinn was released in July 2016, just six days before he got behind the wheel of the BMW Coupe, whilst under the influence of cocaine and alcohol, which resulted in him crashing the car and causing the death of his passenger and friend, James.
So, as you can see, he is hardly the law abiding model citizen. And yet you have the Face Book comments by people who think the scumbag should get sympathy and criticizing the staff at HMP Northumberland.
Truth is, and I will probably be crucified for saying this, if Mr Quinn hadn’t of been such a waste of space and had been on the right side of the law then his death would have been prevented. However, no one will see it this way, people would rather see him as a victim and heap the responsibility of his death on the HMP staff.
The staff can only do so much and if the prisoners were on 24-hour surveillance then you know someone would tell them that it was against their Human Rights, so what are the staff supposed to do?
There was also numerous comments on the diabolical BBC Panorama program that was filmed at HMP Northumberland. Does it occur to people that only the serious stuff that happened was filmed and broadcast? I mean it’s just strange that the undercover officer had to go through 9 weeks training and was at the prison for a total of 11 weeks and the footage that was shown was all he got. Surely if it was as bad as he was making out then there would have been something a little more serious than some prisoners taking spice and threatening staff. What about the good side of the prison? He didn’t show the workshops where the prisoners make things for charity, he didn’t show the library or the education wing which helps prisoners better themselves. The BBC knew exactly what to look for and the majority of society fell for it, hook, line and sinker.
It’s hardly breaking news that there’s drugs, mobile phones and other banned items found in prisons, it happens in ALL prisons. So why don’t the BBC film inside HMP Frankland or Strangeways? Is it because those prisons belong to HMP and not privately ran by Sodexo, like HMP Northumberland? The undercover journalist didn’t make out that the staff in HMP prisons are out of their depth, like he did with the Sodexo staff. And you know why? Because the BBC is government owned, just like the HMP prisons.
Anyway, getting back to the death in custody, I noticed a comment on The Chronicle Live’s Face Book page which said “there are so many young men dying in that prison”, and it took all my will power not to comment back saying that if they hadn’t of broken the law then they wouldn’t of been there and would still be alive. It’s not rocket science!
I guess the silver lining of Quinn’s death is that he can’t cause harm to anyone else in the general public and no more public money will be wasted on keeping his scummy ass.