Inmate dies at Prince Albert, Sask. correctional centre

A 53-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the correctional centre on Thursday. His death was not related to COVID-19 and foul play is not suspected at this time. File / Global News

An inmate at the Prince Albert Correctional Centre was declared dead on Thursday after he was found unresponsive in his cell.

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A corrections ministry statement said the 53-year-old was found unresponsive in his cell. Corrections staff called EMS and started life-saving measures.

The man was declared dead around 6:20 p.m. The inmate’s next of kin have been notified.

The Prince Albert Police Service and the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service have been notified and are investigating the death.

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The corrections ministry will also be conducting an internal investigation.

The statement added the death is not related to COVID-19 and no foul play is suspected at this time.


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