A PRISONER has died following an alleged assault by a fellow inmate at the Townsville Correctional Centre.
Queensland Corrective services confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the 48-year-old man was found unconscious just before 11.00am.
“Queensland Corrective Services can confirm a prisoner was found unconscious by staff after an alleged physical assault incident involving another prisoner at the Townsville Correctional Centre today,” the department said.
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Attempts to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful, and he was declared deceased by medial staff around 10.50am.
A 41-year-old man is currently assisting police with inquires.
Detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit will travel from Brisbane to Townsville to assist with the investigation.
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