An inmate of Pak Sha Wan Correctional Institution (PSWCI) was found hanging in the dormitory toilet at 5.43am today (October 12).
First aid was immediately given at the scene. The 21-year-old inmate was then sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, where he was certified dead at 6.52am.
Police and the inmate's family have been informed of the incident and an inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.
The inmate was convicted of robbery and sentenced to imprisonment for five years and four months. He was admitted to PSWCI in January this year.
Ends/Friday, October 12, 2012
Issued at HKT 12:51