Inmate found unconscious in cell; certified dead

CMRU

A man who was found unconscious in his cell at the Corradino Correctional Facility was later certified dead at hospital on Wednesday. The man had asked for painkillers minutes before losing consciousness.

Correctional officers gave assisted the man until the man was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

The police are investigating the case and a magistrate was appointed to the inquiry. An internal investigation also kicked off.

Recently another inmate was found unconscious and was later certified as dead.