A man was found deceased in his cell at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility today, Jan. 31.
The man was found unconscious and unresponsive at about 2:30 a.m. Staff contacted emergency health services and immediately began medical treatment. The man was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m.
“This is tragic news. My thoughts are with the family during this extremely difficult time,” said Attorney General and Justice Minister Diana Whalen. “My department will be conducting an investigation.”
The man’s next of kin have been notified. Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating the death. The body has been turned over to the medical examiner to determine the cause of death.