22-year-old “sex offender” strangled to death in prison

Scotland–Oban man Colin Penrose, 22, was strangled by John Clark in the cell they shared at Barlinnie Prison on March 20, 2014.

Penrose committed an indecency offence involving a 12-year-old girl when he was 18. He later had unlawful sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 19 and was sent back to prison after being caught downloading child porn while out on licence.

Clark, 22, who was serving 56 months for assault and robbery at an Ayrshire pub, had previously assaulted a fellow inmate who was a sex offender.

Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull has published his findings following the FAI. He wrote: “A reasonable precaution, whereby the death of Colin Donald Penrose might have (Source)

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