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Inmate death at Saskatchewan Penitentiary under investigation

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – An investigation is underway after an inmate was found dead in his cell at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary. 

Officials say 26-year-old Andy Brassard was found unresponsive in his cell on Friday. 

Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. 

Brassard had served just under three months of a 42 month sentence for aggravated assault at the time of his death. 

Correctional Service of Canada, along with police and the coroner’s office, are investigating. 

 

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