Updated 2pm

A male inmate at Corradino Correctional Facility died after losing consciousness in his cell, the prison administration said. 

The Maltese man was found unconscious in his cell a few minutes after he said he was feeling unwell and asked for pain medication. Correctional officers gave first aid until the inmate could be taken to hospital, where he was certified dead shortly afterwards. 

No further details were available.

A police investigation, magisterial inquiry and internal investigation have been opened.