A 29-year-old male detainee has died overnight at the Alexander Maconochie Centre. The death occurred around 8:00 pm yesterday evening (Saturday, 13 May).
No further comment will be made surrounding the circumstances of the death at this stage as ACT Policing Criminal Investigations continue investigations. A report will be prepared for the ACT Coroner.
The man’s next of kin has been notified, but his identity has not be revealed at this stage.
Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury released a statement overnight. “On behalf of the ACT Government, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the individual. I understand this will be a difficult time for them and I ask that you respect their privacy.” Mr Rattenbury said.