The Justice Ministry has ordered an investigation into how an inmate at Korydallos Prison was found dead in the jail’s psychiatric word on Sunday. It is believed that the 40-year-old committed suicide by hanging himself with his shoe laces.

Last month a prosecutor ordered a probe into the conditions that more than 200 inmates were being kept in at the prison’s hospital amid complaints about overcrowding and a lack of hygiene. The investigation was launched after prisoners went on hunger strike.