Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

January 27, 2015 10:59 ET

Death of an Inmate at Drumheller Institution-Medium Security Unit

DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On January 26, 2015, Earl William Davenport, an inmate from the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution was found unresponsive in his cell.

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

At the time of his death, Mr. Davenport, 56 years old, had been serving an indeterminate sentence for First Degree Murder and Second Degree Murder since November 27, 1987.

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

  • Jeff Campbell
    Regional Communications Manager
    Regional Headquarters, Prairies
    (306) 659-9216