Medical Emergency at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Department of Justice

September 11, 2018 11:49 AM

A 29-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth on Monday, Sept. 10.

Staff immediately began CPR and contacted Emergency Health Services when the man was found at about 9:30 p.m. He was transported and admitted to the Dartmouth General Hospital, where he remains.

Halifax Regional Police are investigating. The Department of Justice will conduct an internal investigation and provide updates as new information becomes available.


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     A 29-year-old man found unresponsive in his cell Monday,

September 10th, at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

in Dartmouth.

     Staff immediately began CPR and contacted Emergency Health

Services when he was found at approximately 9:30 p.m. He was

transported and admitted to the Dartmouth General Hospital

where he remains.

     Halifax Regional Police are investigating and the Justice

Department will conduct an internal investigation and provide

updates when new information becomes available.

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Media Contact: Sarah Gillis
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              Email: sarah.gillis@novascotia.ca