Prison staff criticised

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Two prison doctors and a warder have been criticised in a report into the suicides of three women inmates.

The spate of suicides at Cornton Vale women's prison, near Stirling, between April and December 1996, led to the longest fatal accident inquiry in Scottish legal history.

Angela Bollan, 19, Denise Devine, 25, and Yvonne Gilmour, 22, were all found hanged.

The inquiry named Kevin Gratton, a prison officer, who left Bollan locked up alone for hours shortly before she died in April 1996. Mistakes were made with Devine because no-one acted after it became apparent she was refusing to eat.

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