The Northern Ireland Prison Service has confirmed the death in custody of a 27-year-old prisoner from Magilligan Prison.
The prisoner died on Monday morning (4 February) in hospital. His next of kin have been informed.
As with standard procedure, the PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.
Ronnie Armour, Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service said: "On behalf of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, I would like to extend my sympathy to the family of the prisoner. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time."
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