Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

March 21, 2016 17:27 ET

Death of an Inmate at Archambault Institution-Medium Security Unit

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 21, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

On March 20, 2016 Gilles Meloche, an inmate at Archambault Institution, in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, died at the Cité de la Santé hospital in Laval.

At the time of his death, Mr. Meloche, 60 years old, had been serving since October 13th, 1980 an indeterminate sentence for second degree murder, attempted murder and other counts including armed robbery and conspiracy.

The inmate's next of kin have been notified of his death.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the police and the coroner have been notified, and the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances of the incident.

Contact Information

  • Jonathan Huet
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Archambault Institution
    (450) 478-5960, ext. 8120