Death of an inmate from Springhill Institution

News release

February 1st, 2019 – Springhill, Nova Scotia – Correctional Service Canada

On January 30th, 2019, an inmate from Springhill Institution died while in our custody. At this time, foul play is not suspected.

The name of the inmate will not be released at this time as the next of kin have yet to be notified.

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 medical examiner’s office be notified.


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Shannon MacDonald
Assistant Warden Management Services
Springhill Institution
902 597-0132 (w)
902 664-4641 (c)

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