News release

Death in Correctional Services Custody

A 38-year-old man found unresponsive in his cell on Nov. 2 at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth died at the Dartmouth General Hospital today, Nov. 7.

"My thoughts are with the family at this very sad time," said Attorney General and Justice Minister Diana Whalen. "The loss of a loved one is heartbreaking."

Staff immediately began emergency response procedures and contacted Emergency Health Services when the man was found unresponsive in his cell at 7:03 a.m. on Nov. 2. He was transported to hospital where he passed away early this morning. The man's next of kin were present at the hospital.

Halifax Regional Police are investigating the death and the justice department will conduct an internal investigation. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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A 38-year-old man found unresponsive in his cell on November 2nd at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth died at the Dartmouth General Hospital today, (November 7th).

Staff immediately began emergency response procedures and contacted Emergency Health Services when he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility on November 2nd. The man's next of kin were present at the hospital when he died.

Halifax Regional Police are investigating and the justice department will conduct an internal investigation.

The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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