Prisoner stabbed to death by fellow inmate


Illawarra man Michael Black, 33, was found with stab wounds just before 12.30pm at the Parklea Correctional Centre in the city’s north west.

Emergency services were called to the facility after reports of an assault and the man was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

An investigation is now under way to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Inmate Michael Black was fatally stabbed at the Parklea Correctional Centre. Picture: FacebookSource:Supplied

A jail spokeswoman told the Blacktown Advocate they extended deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the inmate.

“Support is being provided to those impacted,” the spokeswoman said.

“We acknowledge that a full understanding will be achieved only through investigations by NSW Police and the Coroner.

“We will co-operate fully with those investigations.”

Police are investing the incident. Picture: Kate Lockley

Police are investing the incident. Picture: Kate LockleySource:Supplied

The stabbing comes just weeks after a riot involving at least 24 inmates forced the jail into lockdown on April 3.

Several prisoners were injured in the riot.



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