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Saskatchewan penitentiary reports death of inmate

An inmate from the medium security unit at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary is missing, according to Correctional Service Canada. File / Global News

Brendan Vermette passed away on Wednesday while in custody at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary.

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Vermette had been serving a sentence of two years eight months and eight days for trafficking in a schedule I/II substance since September 20, 2021.

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Correctional Service Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances as in all cases involving the death of an inmate. Police and the coroner have also been notified per CSC policy.

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