[First filed: August 12, 2009 @ 14:06]
Early reports are coming though on the radio of a death at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
Just as long as human rights were complied with along the way eh?
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More details as they come to hand.
UPDATE 1: The ABC’s initial report is online:
- An ACT Government spokeswoman has confirmed a person has died at the Alexander Maconochie Centre at Hume.
She said further details on the jail’s first death in custody are likely to be released later today.
UPDATE 2: Hearing it was a remandee, in his 40s, found dead in his cell this morning.
UPDATE 3: The Canberra Times is reporting that the dead man was the epileptic Andreas Bulig, 44. He was on remand following charges of “assault occasioning actual bodily harm, threatening a witness and breaching bail over a series of fights with his neighbours”.
Of some concern is this bit:
- Bulig had applied to the Supreme Court for bail on July 23, saying he lacked access to his epilepsy medicine at the Hume prison.