14 Apr 2016

Inmate dies at Auckland South prison after illness

8:22 pm on 14 April 2016

An inmate at Auckland South prison has died following a sudden illness.

In a statement released by Serco, the company says the man was taken ill just after 4pm, and died an hour later.

It said prison staff attempted to resuscitate him until an ambulance arrived.

The man's next of kin have been contacted, and Serco was providing counselling to prisoners and staff.

The coroner and Corrections were now investigating.