6 Dec 2013

New Caledonia inmate commits suicide

2:44 pm on 6 December 2013

A young inmate at New Caledonia's prison has committed suicide.

Reports say he was found dead in his cell by a guard as his cell mate was out exercising.

The reports say the young man was not being given regular psychiatric check-ups as he was not considered to be at risk.

He was due for release in 2015.