Death of an inmate from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

News release

January 21, 2019 – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Correctional Service Canada

On January 19, 2019, David Shepherd, an inmate from Saskatchewan Penitentiary died while in our custody of apparent natural causes following an illness.

At the time of his death, Mr. Shepherd, 28 years old, had been serving a sentence of 6 years since November 6, 2018, for Kidnap – Unlawfully Confine, Pointing a Firearm, Robbery, Utter Threat to Cause Death/Harm, Possession of Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order, and Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle.

The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified.


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Darcy Begrand
Manager Assessment and Interventions
Saskatchewan Penitentiary
(306) 765-8215

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