Inmate dies at Hawke's Bay prison

Author
Annette Lunn,
Publish Date
Thu, 5 Feb 2015, 11:12AM

Inmate dies at Hawke's Bay prison

Author
Annette Lunn,
Publish Date
Thu, 5 Feb 2015, 11:12AM

An inmate has died at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison.

The man was found unresponsive in his cell on Tuesday.

Prison manager George Massingham says staff responded immediately and tried to resuscitate him.

He says the death's not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the Coroner.

George Massingham says police have also been told of the death in custody.