Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

November 18, 2007 17:15 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Inmate Death at Stony Mountain Institution

STONY MOUNTAIN, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2007) - At approximately 7:10 a.m. on November 18, 2007 staff found an inmate unresponsive within his cell.

The inmate received immediate CPR but following an assessment of his condition, he was pronounced dead.

The deceased inmate is Brian Palmquist, age 28. His next of kin have been notified.

The RCMP has been notified. There are no signs of foul play although an autopsy will follow to determine the cause of death. The death will be the focus of both an RCMP and a CSC investigation.

Support services are being made available to both inmates and staff relative to this incident.

Stony Mountain Institution is a medium security federal penitentiary located 13 km north of Winnipeg. Currently there are 555 inmates incarcerated at Stony Mountain Institution.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Services of Canada
    Chris McLauchlan
    Media Relations Officer
    (204) 344-5111