Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

August 04, 2009 16:30 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Death of Regional Psychiatric Centre Inmate

REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC CENTRE, SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2009) - On August 4, 2009, a 67 year-old male inmate of the Regional Psychiatric Centre died of natural causes at a health facility in Saskatoon following a lengthy illness.

The deceased inmate, Robert Larouche, was serving a 14 year sentence for sexual offences. Next of kin have been notified.

As is the case whenever 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 181 patients receiving assessment and/or treatment at the Centre.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Tracy Edmonds
    (306) 975-5463