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Police, coroner notified following death of inmate at Saskatchewan penitentiary

Rocky Meechance, who was an inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary, died on Jan. 29 while in custody. Police and coroner have been notified. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Thomas Porter

Police and the coroner have been notified following the death of an inmate at the Saskatchewan penitentiary.

According to a statement by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Rocky Meechance died in custody on Jan. 29, 2024.

“At the time of death, the inmate had been serving a sentence of 2 years, 11 months and 18 days for flight from peace officer, obstructing a peace officer, breaking and entering to commit an offence (not a dwelling), accessory after the fact, and operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited, since August 15, 2022,” the statement read.

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The CSC stated that Meechance’s next of kin have been notified.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the CSC will review the circumstances.

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