Inmate found dead in Grand Valley Institution

The Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

KITCHENER, Ont. – Correctional Service Canada says a woman serving a sentence for first-degree murder has died in an Ontario prison.

It says Terry Baker was found unresponsive in her cell at the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener on Monday.

Staff members performed CPR and Baker was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

Baker, 30, had been serving an indeterminate sentence since Jan. 12, 2006.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the police and the coroner have been notified, and Correctional Service Canada says it will review the circumstances of the incident.

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The Grand Valley Institution is same facility in which Ashley Smith died in 2007, sparking a debate on solitary confinement and mental health.

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