23 Nov 2011

Police in Samoa investigate death of a prisoner

11:43 am on 23 November 2011

The police in Samoa are investigating the death of an inmate at the Tafaigata prison.

The 21 year-old is suspected of committing suicide however police have told media an autopsy carried out yesterday will rule out any foul play.

The young man is believed to have a mental health condition and staff from the national hospital visited him regularly to administer medication.

The results of the autopsy should be known today.