Patches are seen on the arm and shoulder of a corrections officer in the segregation unit at the Fraser Valley Institution for Women during a media tour, in Abbotsford, B.C., on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Correctional Service Canada says three inmates at Fraser Valley Institution recently tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Patches are seen on the arm and shoulder of a corrections officer in the segregation unit at the Fraser Valley Institution for Women during a media tour, in Abbotsford, B.C., on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Correctional Service Canada says three inmates at Fraser Valley Institution recently tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Drumheller Institution inmate dies in custody

Inmate’s April 15 death under investigation

A Drumheller Institution inmate died in custody last Thursday, says Correctional Service Canada.

The inmate had been serving a sentence of two years for possession of property obtained by crime and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking since last Dec. 9.

Next of kin have been notified of his death. Out of respect for the family’s wishes, the name of the inmate will not be disclosed. No further information on his age or hometown were released.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified.

Drumheller Institution is a medium-security prison holding up to 582 inmates. A minimum-security annex holds up to 122 inmates.

On April 15, 2021, an inmate from Drumheller Institution died while in our custody.

At the time of his death, the inmate had been serving a sentence of two years for Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Possession of Schedule I/II Substances for the Purposes of Trafficking since December 9, 2020.
The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death. Out of respect for the family’s wishes, the name of the inmate will not be disclosed.
As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified.

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