A 37-year-old female inmate of Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre was found collapsed at the hospital ward at about 8am today (August 23). She was given first aid treatment and was immediately sent to Tuen Mun Hospital, where she was certified dead at 9.25am.
A spokesperson for the Correctional Services Department said the case has been reported to the Police. An inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.
The deceased was convicted of theft and sentenced to 20 months' imprisonment on December 13, 2011. She was sent to Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre on August 14 for mental assessment due to an emotional problem.
Ends/Thursday, August 23, 2012
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