Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

June 30, 2015 17:31 ET

Death of an Inmate at Bowden Institution-Medium Security Unit

INNISFAIL, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 30, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On June 30, 2015, Juan Wiens, an inmate from the medium security unit at Bowden Institution was found unresponsive in a living unit.

Staff members immediately began performing CPR and emergency services were called. The inmate could not be resuscitated.

At the time of his death, Mr. Wiens, 34 years old, had been serving, since November 28, 2013, a sentence of three years, for Operate MV While Disqualified X 3, Drive More 80 mgs X 3 and Fail to Provide Breath Sample.

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 Correctional Service Canada will review the circumstances of the incident.

Contact Information

  • John McKill
    A/Assistant Warden Management Services
    Bowden Institution
    (403) 227-7346