Death of an inmate from Drumheller Institution

News release

April 16, 2021 – Drumheller, Alberta – Correctional Service Canada

On April 15, 2021, an inmate from Drumheller Institution died while in our custody.

At the time of his death, the inmate had been serving a sentence of two years for Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Possession of Schedule I/II Substances for the Purposes of Trafficking since December 9, 2020.

The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death. Out of respect for the family's wishes, the name of the inmate will not be disclosed.

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.

Associated links

CSC Website
Commissioner’s Directive: Death of an Inmate
Deaths in custody
Drumheller Institution

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Contacts

Maureen Quintal
Assistant Warden Management Services
Drumheller Institution
403-820-6056

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