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Inmate dies at Edmonton Institution on New Year’s Eve

The Edmonton Institution is a maximum-security facility for male offenders in northeast Edmonton.
The Edmonton Institution is a maximum-security facility for male offenders in northeast Edmonton. File/Global News

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) said an inmate died at the Edmonton Institution on Monday.

The deceased is 37-year-old Ryan Groothuis. CSC said it is reviewing the circumstances surrounding Groothuis’ death but has not released any information at this point.

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The correctional service said Groothuis was serving a sentence of just over three years for robbery and attempted indictable offences. He had been in custody since June 19, 2017.

Groothuis’ family has been notified of his death, according to CSC.

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Police and the Edmonton Medical Examiner have also been notified of the death.

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