Man dies in custody in Tasmania

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A man has died in custody in Tasmania, with the incident to be examined by the coroner.

The death occurred overnight, Director of Prisons Ian Thomas said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

"On behalf of the Tasmania Prison Service I extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased man at this difficult time," he said.

No further details, such as the man's age or how or where his death occurred, have been released.

"The Tasmania Prison Service will not be making any further comment as the matter is now the subject of an examination by the coroner," Mr Thomas said.

"This is standard practice whenever a death occurs in a corrections environment."

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