Inquest into NSW prison van death begins 18 July

The coronial inquest into the death
in custody of Mark Holcroft begins on Monday 18 July 2011 at Wagga Wagga Local Court.

Holcroft (pictured) was a low security inmate who travelled in a Corrections NSW prison
van between Bathurst Correctional Centre and Tumbarumba on 27 August 2009.
Mark was pronounced dead by ambulance personnel shortly after the van arrived
at Tumbarumba.

The two-week inquest is before his Honour Magistrate MacMahon, Deputy State Coroner. The first week of the inquest is at the Wagga Wagga Local Court; week two is at the Coroner’s Court in Glebe. 

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is representing three members of the late Mr
Holcroft’s family at the inquest.

Contact: PIAC Media and Communications Officer, Dominic O’Grady.

Photo courtesy of the Holcroft family.

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