A young Indigenous man died a terrible death in the Long Bay prison hospital in Sydney in 2015. In gaol, he had developed Type 2 diabetes and other serious health issues.
He always carried jelly beans and biscuits to self-manage and respond to glycemic events. He was seen by guards to be eating biscuits in a frantic manner and told to stop. When he did not do so a special set of guards known as the Immediate Action Team entered his cell. After a short skirmish, the young man was overpowered and restrained by at least four officers. He was now held face down on a canvas mattress. Several minutes later he lost consciousness and died. The matter will be investigated by the Coroner in 2017.