Death of an inmate from Mountain Institution

News release

March 7, 2023 – Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

On March 5, 2023, Gary Donald Johnston, an inmate from Mountain Institution, died while in our custody.

At the time of death, the inmate had been serving an indeterminate sentence, which commenced on November 3, 2011, for second degree murder.

The inmate’s next of kin have been notified.

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

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Tracey McCarthy
A/Assistant Warden Management Services
Mountain Institution

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