Police are investigating the sudden death of an inmate at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's, the province's justice department confirmed for The Telegram.
The death occurred today, but the department would not release any further details.
However, The Telegram has learned that the incident happened at around 12:30 p.m., not long after he had seriously assaulted a male and female corrections officer.
The inmate was said to have been from Labrador.
More details will be released as they become available.