Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

May 15, 2016 11:08 ET

Death of an Inmate at Cowansville Institution

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 15, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

On May 13, 2016, Jonathan Finnamore, an inmate at Cowansville Institution was found unresponsive in his cell.

Staff members immediately began performing CPR and emergency services were called. The offender was taken to the Brome Missisquoi Perkins Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m.

At the time of his death, Mr, Finnamore, 30 years old, had been serving an indeterminate sentence for second degree murder since February 15, 2005.

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

  • Jean-Francois Cusson
    Acting Communications Manager
    Quebec Region
    514-222-4236