A male prisoner has died in Corradino Correctional Facility today shortly after complaining about feeling ill, an official statement by the prison has confirmed.
The man reportedly said he was feeling sick and asked for pills to ease the pain. Just a few minutes later, he become unconscious in his cell, TVM reported.
Correctional officers administered First Aid to the man before calling for an ambulance and rushing him to Mater Dei. However, he was shortly declared dead afterwards.
Three investigations – a magisterial inquiry, a police investigation as well as an internal investigation – have been opened in the wake of the man’s death.
His death comes barely three weeks after a 26-year-old inmate died in prison
A young man was found dead on Tuesday, 11th December on the very first day of his sentence. He had been sentenced to serve six in prison after being accused of rape. It is believed that the 26-year-old man took his own life.