Prison officer facing manslaughter and misconduct charges over inmate's death

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A prison officer is to be charged with gross negligence manslaughter and misconduct in public office in relation to the death of an inmate.

A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said: "Following careful consideration of all the evidence provided to us by the police it has been decided that Joseph Travers should be charged with manslaughter and misconduct in public office in relation to the death of an HMP Woodhill inmate on 8 May 2015."

Travers will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on April 20.

HMP Woodhill is a men's prison located near Milton Keynes.