Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

August 15, 2012 13:50 ET

Death of Inmate at Port-Cartier Institution

PORT-CARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2012) - On August 15, 2012, at approximately 4:30 a.m., inmate Gilles Bertrand, from Port-Cartier Institution, a maximum security institution, died of apparent natural causes at the Centre hospitalier régional de Sept-Îles.

At the time of his death, Mr. Bertrand, 67 years old, was serving an indeterminate sentence for attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and assaults. His sentence had commenced on February 10, 1981.

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

  • Joel Martin
    Media relations representative
    Correctional Service Canada
    Port-Cartier Institution
    418-766-7070 ext. 2712