Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

January 15, 2011 17:57 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Death of Patient/Inmate at the Regional Psychiatric Centre

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2011) - REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC CENTRE, - On January 15, 2011, 74 year-old inmate Victor Joseph LEMAIGRE  from the Regional Psychiatric Centre, was found not breathing and unresponsive in his room following a lengthy illness. His next of kin have been notified. 

At the time of his death, Mr. LEMAIGRE was serving an indeterminate sentence for Sexual Assault and Rape. His sentence had commenced on October 4, 1985. 

As is the case when an offender dies while in custody, the police and coroner were notified. The death may be the subject of a coroner's inquest as is common with any death of a person in custody.

The Regional Psychiatric Centre is a multi-level psychiatric hospital located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and operated by the Correctional Service of Canada through an affiliation agreement between Canada and the University of Saskatchewan. The Centre provides assessment, intensive programming, treatment for mental disorders, and 24-hour medical care to individuals from the federal and provincial justice systems. There are currently 198 patients receiving assessment and/or treatment at the Centre.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Lorraine Guay
    Assistant Warden Management Services
    (306) 975-5400, extension 4155
    (306) 716-0261 cell