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(1)In the event of the death of a prisoner, the governor of a prison shall give immediate notice thereof to the coroner within whose area the prison is situated, and to the[F2 independent monitoring board], and, where practicable, to the nearest relative of the prisoner.
(2)The coroner shall hold an inquest into the cause of death of any prisoner in a prison within his area, and, where practicable, sufficient time between the death and the holding of the inquest shall intervene to allow the attendance of the next-of-kin of the prisoner.
(3)No prison officer nor any person who is engaged in any sort of trade or dealing with a prison shall be a juror on such inquest.
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