Investigation sparked after death of 29-year-old at Parklea prison

Investigation sparked after death of 29-year-old at Parklea prison

Police and Corrective Services are investigating the cause of death of a 29-year-old man at Parklea Correctional Centre in Sydney’s western suburbs. Officers discovered the man unresponsive in his cell on Wednesday morning.

The inmate was in the minimum security unit of the privately run prison.

A spokeswoman confirmed the 29-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell at 7:15am on August 11. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at 7:41am.

“Corrective Services NSW and NSW Police are investigating the incident,” the spokeswoman said. “All deaths in custody are subject to a coronial inquest.”

Parklea Correctional Centre in Sydney's western suburbs
Parklea Correctional Centre in Sydney’s western suburbs
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