Why did a young woman die in prison? The shocking truth about the death of a 19-year-old inmate
Posted On July 15, 2021
Posted April 05, 2019 05:02:59 A 19-old man from South Australia has died after being restrained by another inmate.
Key points:The teenager died at the Adelaide Correctional Centre after being held in solitary confinement for more than nine monthsAfter the man died, a number of corrections staff contacted the ABCThe man was placed in solitary for two months while he recovered from a serious heart condition.
He was found by his parents and staff at the facility on April 8, aged 19.
The man had been locked in solitary after being arrested for shoplifting.
The woman, aged 20, was taken to the Adelaide Health Centre (AHC) where she later died.
She had spent two months in isolation, but died three days later.
The AHC is in charge of the man’s case.
“I don’t know why it happened but it was very sad and it’s very, very sad,” SA Premier Jay Weatherill said on Friday.
“It’s a very sad thing.
It’s a terrible thing that happened. I don