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Indigenous death in custody at Cessnock the seventh across Australia since March

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she’s “deeply concerned” after an Indigenous man died at Cessnock Correctional Centre yesterday — the seventh across Australian prisons since March.

A Corrective Services NSW spokeswoman said the 37-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell about 10.00am yesterday. He was pronounced dead an hour later. 

“Corrective Services NSW and NSW Police are investigating the incident,” the spokeswoman said.

“All deaths in custody are subject to…



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