The Malta Independent 24 October 2021, Sunday

Inmate dies 3 weeks after being found unconscious in prison cell

Sunday, 4 July 2021, 20:36 Last update: about 5 months ago

An inmate at Corradino Correctional Facility died nearly three weeks after she was found unconscious in her cell

Prison officials had at the time described it as a suicide attempt. 

The woman had been hospitalised on 16 June after being given first aid by doctors and nurses at the prison. 

In a statement on Sunday, the prison authorities said that the woman had been receiving regular psychological monitoring and had last met a mental health expert on 3 June.

A psychiatric report indicated that she was making progress and was not a suicide risk, the authorities said.

A police investigation is underway while an inquiry is being led by Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech. 

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