Officials have confirmed that a 33-year-old female inmate was declared dead Friday morning at Pine Grove Correctional Centre.
“The inmate was found unresponsive in her cell,” according to a media release. “Corrections staff called EMS and initiated life-saving measures. EMS declared the inmate deceased at approximately 8:45 a.m.”
The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) and the Saskatchewan Coroners Service have been notified and are investigating the case. An internal investigation into the woman’s death will be conducted by the Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety.
Officials have stated that this death is not related to COVID-19. Attempts are being made to notify the next of kin.