Inmate Found Dead At Mt Eden Prison

Publish Date
Thursday, 13 August 2015, 3:38PM
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An inmate at Mt Eden Prison has been found dead in his prison cell.

The Herald understands the death overnight is not suspicious and will be referred to the Coroner.

But questions will be raised about the circumstances which led to the death, which comes shortly after Corrections Department took control of Mt Eden Prison from private provider Serco following allegations of fight clubs and corruption.

A Corrections spokeswoman confirmed the death and said a press release would be issued shortly.

NZ Herald