Corrections Victoria would like to acknowledge the passing of a prisoner at Port Phillip Prison on the evening of 26 April 2021.
As the prisoner identified as an Aboriginal man, the Aboriginal Justice Caucus was advised, and we continue to work closely with them and other stakeholders.
The family of the man were notified with our condolences, and a Smoking Ceremony is being arranged.
We recognise that all deaths in custody have impacts on family members, friends, corrections staff, victims of crime, and the Aboriginal community. We are consulting with all affected by this death to ensure they are provided with the support they need.
All deaths in custody are reported to the Coroner, who formally determines the cause of death.