FREDERICTON (GNB) – An inmate in the custody of the provincial correctional system has died.

The inmate, Michael Matchett, was assaulted by another inmate at the Southeast Regional Correctional Centre on Oct. 26. He was transported to the Moncton Hospital for medical treatment immediately after the incident, but died from of his injuries on Saturday, Nov. 3.

The incident is being investigated by the RCMP. As with all deaths of a person in custody, this will also be investigated by Coroner Services.

This information is being released in accordance with the Department of Justice and Public Safety's policy regarding the death of an inmate in the custody of the provincial correctional system.