Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

May 25, 2017 13:42 ET

Death of an inmate at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - May 25, 2017) - Correctional Service Canada

On May 24, 2017, Curtis Robert Cozart, an inmate from Saskatchewan Penitentiary died while in our custody.

Emergency services were called. The offender was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 11:00 p.m.

At the time of his death, Mr. Cozart, 30 years old, had been serving a sentence of 2 years, 4 months since October 6, 2016 for Assault With a Weapon, Assault - Use of Force, Theft Under $5,000, Obstruct Public/Peace Officer and Fail to Comply with a Probation Order.

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

  • Darcy Begrand
    Media Relations
    Correctional Service Canada
    Saskatchewan Penitentiary
    (306) 765-8520