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Man serving life sentence dies of suspected natural causes at Stony Mountain

Stony Mountain Institution. File / Global News

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) says an inmate at Stony Mountain Institution appears to have died of natural causes while serving a life sentence.

It says Roger Jackson died Thursday following an illness.

According to CSC, Jackson has been incarcerated since January 1972, for second-degree murder, attempted murder, robbery, robbery with threats of violence, trafficking narcotics, use of a firearm while committing, and uttering forged documents.

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Next of kin have been notified.

CSC says it will be reviewing the circumstances surrounding Jackson’s death, as is common practice whenever an inmate dies.

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