Qld prisoner dies following alleged fight with inmate

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.


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.