Inmate dies in his cell at Perth prison

Hakea Prison. Photo: SWI Fencing
Hakea Prison. Photo: SWI Fencing

A PRISONER has died in his cell at Hakea Prison in Perth, prompting an internal review by the Department of Justice.

The 26-year-old inmate was found alone and unresponsive in his cell on Easter Sunday.

The prison superintendent has offered his condolences to the man’s family.

WA Police will prepare a report for the coroner, while the Department of Justice is conducting an internal review.

Hakea Prison manages male prisoners who have been remanded in custody while waiting to appear in court or those who have just been sentenced.

Newly-sentenced prisoners are assessed at Hakea Prison before being placed at other WA prisons.

 

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