An inmate at a Melbourne jail died from a drug overdose, aged just 32, after being locked inside for two days last week, authorities said on Friday.
Key points:The man’s body was found at the prison’s main ward in Melbourne’s south-east on FridayThe man was taken to the hospital to be treated for the drug overdoseHe died at his home in Adelaide’s south east on Friday nightThe man died at the home in Melbourne state’s south west of the weekendThe man is believed to have escaped from the prison and is believed not to have been living in the jail at the time of his death.
A correctional officer at the jail was called to the facility in the Adelaide suburb of Goulburn on Friday morning to investigate an incident that took place on Friday evening.
“The correctional officer arrived at the location where the man had been found deceased and confirmed that the man was deceased,” Victoria Police said in a statement.
“There was no further comment on the circumstances surrounding the death of the inmate.”
The man had a history of escape attempts and a history in prison of violence and drug abuse, it added.
He had been placed in the same prison as another prisoner on an indefinite prison sentence for drug trafficking offences, and was on parole for drug offences at the same time.
“Police will not be able to speak about the circumstances of the death as they are not yet established,” the statement said.
“As this is an ongoing investigation, any additional information will be provided to the Coroner in due course.”
An inmate at the Melbourne jail has died after being taken to hospital for treatment.
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