Corrections Victoria acknowledges the death of a 46-year-old prisoner at Port Phillip Prison on 8 November 2023.

The death of any person in custody is a tragedy and Corrections Victoria sends its condolences to the person’s family.

We recognise that all deaths in custody have an impact on family members, friends, those working within the corrections system, as well as victims of crime, and we’re working to ensure they are provided with the support they need.

The staff and people in custody at Port Phillip Prison are also being supported.

All deaths in custody are reported to the Coroners Court of Victoria, which formally determines the cause of death.