Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

February 07, 2012 12:36 ET

Death of Inmate at Leclerc Institution

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 7, 2012) - On February 5, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., inmate Mario Lévesque from Leclerc Institution died of apparent natural causes at the Archambault Institution hospital located in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.

At the time of his death, Mr. Lévesque, 53, was serving a 12 year sentence for robbery and armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order and pointing a firearm. His sentence had commenced on May 11, 2005.

Next of kin have been notified.

As in all cases where an individual dies while in custody, the police and coroner have been notified. In addition, the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Contact Information

  • Jonathan Huet
    Acting Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Correctional Service Canada
    Leclerc Institution
    450-664-1320 ext. 5917