Nfld. & Labrador

HMP inmate found dead in cell

An inmate was found dead in his cell at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's on Saturday morning.

An inmate died at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's on Saturday morning.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, the 37-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after 8 a.m.

Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police also said there was no sign of foul play.

Several police cruisers and a hearse were spotted outside the prison shortly before 9 a.m.

Police and justice officials are continuing to investigate.

The victim's name has not been released.