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1 correction by firthcassell - Show corrections

PRISON STAFF COMMENDED;

ESCAPE FOILED

MELBOURNE, Tues.

"The staff acted correctly and promptly," Mr. A. R. Whatmore, Inspector-General of Prisons,

said today referring to the death   of Kevin Joiner, 25, who was shot by a warder yesterday as he was escaping from Pentridge

Gaol.

Mr. Whatmore said he would discuss the attempted escape by Joiner and Maxwell Skinner with the Chief Secretary, Mr. Dodgs- hun. .

It was revealed today that a public inquest would. be held on Joiner as soon as police had pre- pared a brief.

Joiner's mother came to Mel-   bourne from Yea last night; after being told of her son's death

Joiner was serving a life sen- tence for the murder of an ac- complice, following a robbery at a guest house at Mt. Martha.

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