An inmate died after being found unresponsive in his cell on Monday night.

The RNC is currently investigating the sudden death of an inmate at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s.

A 24-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell Monday night around 11:00 pm.

Correctional investigators are working with the office of the chief medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

An autopsy was scheduled for later Tuesday.