Inmate found dead in cell at Bowden Institution

A 34-year-old inmate serving a three-year sentence at Bowden Institution was found dead in his cell on Tuesday.

A 34-year-old inmate serving a three-year sentence at Bowden Institution was found dead in his cell on Tuesday.

Few details were released.

Correctional Service Canada said Juan Wiens was found unresponsive in a living unit.

Staff members immediately began performing CPR and emergency services were called. He could not be resuscitated.

At the time of his death, had a year and a half remaining on his three-year sentence. He was jailed for three counts of operating a motor vehicle while disqualified; three counts of driving with an alcohol concentration level more 80 mg; and failure to provide a breath sample.

Wiens began serving his sentence on Nov. 28, 2013.

The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death.

The police and the coroner have been notified.

Correctional Service Canada will review the circumstances of the incident.

Bowden Institution is a medium security prison.

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