An inmate at Drumheller Institution died while in custody on Thursday, April 15.
At the time of his death, the inmate had been serving a sentence of two years since December 9, 2020 for Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Possession of Schedule I/II Substances for the Purposes of Trafficking.
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.