Inmate dies at NL penitentiary

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating the sudden death of an inmate at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's early Saturday morning.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating the sudden death of an inmate at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's early Saturday morning.

Emergency crews arrived just after midnight and transported a 31-year-old man to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The constabulary's major crimes unit and a forensics team are at the scene and continuing their investigation.

An autopsy is expected to be performed on Sunday.

Police are not releasing any further details.

A police spokesman said an update on the case will be released Monday.