He has been identified as Akeem Gill, also known as Akeem Alexander who was sentence to five years’ hard labour after he was found guilty on a charge of robbery with violence.
Gill was last seen alive by his cellmate in Division P on Wednesday night.
His lifeless body was found at about 1.30 a.m. yesterday hanging from a piece of fabric which was tied to the metal bar of the cell.
Prison officers were called in after an alarm was raised; however they were unable to resuscitate him.
An autopsy on his body is expected to be completed today.
Northern Division police are continuing investigations.