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First inmate death in history of Manitoba women’s jail reported over the weekend

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Manitoba Justice has reported the first death of an inmate at the Women’s Correctional Centre in the Headingley-area jail’s nine-year history.

The woman, 40, died over the weekend while in custody.

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The province isn’t providing any further information about her identity, citing privacy concerns.

As legally required, the death was reported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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