The holding cell where inmates who will be put to death are kept until their walk to the execution chamber at the Washington State Penitentiary is shown Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in Walla Walla, Wash. Darold Ray Stenson, who was convicted in 1994 of the 1993 murders of his wife Denise, and business partner Frank Hoerner, is scheduled to be executed on Dec. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Remanded inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison Verel Simon was found unresponsive in his cell.

The discovery was made by Prison Officers at 11:50am, while carrying out routine morning checks.

The Prison Medical Team sorted the assistance of the Emergency Medical Service. EMS officers advised that he could not be resuscitate.

He was later pronounced dead by Prison Medical Officer Neyland Powell.

The Minister of National Security, the Permanent Secretary within the Ministry in charge of the Prison, Prison Chief and staff extends sympathies to the family of Verel Simon.

The cause of death is unknown. An investigation will be carried out by the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda.


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