Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

November 23, 2006 11:23 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Federal Inmate Dies at the Regional Psychiatric Centre

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 23, 2006) - REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC CENTRE - At approximately 19:00 hours last evening, patient Allan Demers at the Regional Psychiatric Centre died from a terminal illness.

The patient was 51 years-old, serving a determinate sentence and had been admitted to the Regional Psychiatric Centre for palliative care. His sentence commenced on October 17, 2001. His family were present when he passed away.

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 an accredited psychiatric hospital operated by the Correctional Service of Canada located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. The hospital is rated as a multi-level security environment. There are currently 195 patients receiving assessment and/or treatment at the Centre.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Richard Johnson
    Associate Clinical Director
    Regional Psychiatric Centre
    (306) 975-5608