A Facebook photo of Latoya Rule with her brother Wayne Morrison. Mr Morrison was severely injured during a fight with guards at Yatala prison in South Australia.
A Facebook photo of Latoya Rule with her brother Wayne Morrison. Mr Morrison was severely injured during a fight with guards at Yatala prison in South Australia. Latoya Rule

Prisoner involved in brawl with guards is 'brain dead'

A PRISONER involved in a brawl with guards at Yatala Labour Prison in Adelaide's north is "brain dead" and "has no life left", his family has said on social media.

Correctional Services yesterday said there was a violent altercation between a prisoner and guards on Friday and that the prisoner suffered an unspecified medical emergency while being brought under control.

Relatives of Wayne Morrison have taken to social media, saying the 29-year-old is in a coma at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

On Facebook, Latoya Rule said her brother was an Aboriginal artist, who loved to paint and play the guitar.

"My brother was a non-violent fisherman and artist ... this is beyond heartbreaking," Ms Rule wrote on Facebook.

Read more at ABC News Online


Maternity unit safe

Maternity unit safe

Promising future for Emerald maternity services

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Heart of event hasn't changed.

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

A Springsure local took to the road last Friday for a hay run.

Local Partners