Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

December 11, 2006 13:05 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Inmate Death at Stony Mountain Institution

STONY MOUNTAIN, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 11, 2006) - At approximately 07:45 hrs on December 11, 2006 an Institutional Nurse and Correctional Officer found an inmate unresponsive within his cell.

The inmate received immediate medical intervention but following an assessment of his condition, he was pronounced dead at approximately 0810 hrs.

The RCMP has been notified and is on scene at this time. There are no current signs of foul play although an autopsy will follow to determine the cause of death. The death will be the focus of both an RCMP and a CSC investigation.

The identity of the deceased inmate is not being released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.

There are no other reported inmate injuries. Support services are being made available to both inmates and staff relative to this incident.

Stony Mountain Institution is a medium security federal penitentiary located 13 km north of Winnipeg. Currently there are 556 inmates incarcerated at Stony Mountain Institution.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Aimee Fortier
    Media Relations Officer
    (204) 344-5111 ext 5636 or Pager 936-2005