Inquiry after man dies in Bedford Prison
An investigation is to take place after a prisoner was found hanged in his cell at Bedford Prison on Christmas Eve.
Timothy Mahoney, 39, was found at about 09:00 GMT on Saturday.
The Prison Service said: "Staff attempted resuscitation and an ambulance was called but he (Mahoney) was pronounced dead at 09:37 GMT.
"As with all deaths in custody the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation."
The police, coroner and next of kin have been informed.