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Police investigate Brisbane prisoner death

An inmate has died in his Brisbane prison cell after being found unconscious.

The non-Indigenous man, 34, was found unresponsive by guards in his single cell at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre about 4am on Saturday.

Prison officers administered CPR but he was declared dead an hour later, Queensland Corrective Services said in a statement.

The corrective services investigation unit is examining the death and police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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