News release

Medical Emergency at Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

A 41-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell at the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in New Glasgow at 1:59 p.m. today, December 10.

Staff immediately began emergency response procedures. Emergency Health Services, local firefighters and RCMP responded. The individual was taken to hospital, where he remains.

RCMP are investigating. The Department of Justice will conduct a full review of this incident.

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