Correctional Service of Canada

October 11, 2012 21:56 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Death of Inmate at Edmonton Institution

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2012) - On October 11, 2012, inmate Mehari Wodaje from Edmonton Institution was found unresponsive in his cell. Correctional Officers immediately performed CPR and an ambulance was called.

The inmate was transported to outside hospital where he was later declared deceased.

At the time of his death, Mr. Wodaje, age 46, was serving an indeterminate sentence for Second Degree Murder. His sentence had commenced on November 5, 2007.

Next of kin have been notified.

As in all cases where an individual dies while in custody, the police and coroner have been notified. In addition, the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service Canada
    Jeff Campbell
    Regional Communications Manager, Prairie Region Headquarters
    (306) 975-5082