Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

August 27, 2009 18:23 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Death at Edmonton Institution

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2009) - During the early hours of Thursday, August 27, 2009, Raymond Yellowknee died of an apparent suicide while in custody at Edmonton Institution.

Mr. Yellowknee was a 37 year old offender serving a sentence of 16 years for the offences of Evade Police/Cause Bodily Harm (x4), Impaired Driving/Death (x4), Theft Over and Operate Motor Vehicle while Disqualified.

Next of kin have been notified.

As in all cases where an individual dies while in custody, the police and coroner are called to investigate. In addition, Correctional Services Canada will review the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Institution
    Rick Dyhm
    Project Officer
    (780) 472-4914