An inmate died today, July 25, at about 4:30 a.m. at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside.
Halifax Regional Police are investigating, but foul play is not suspected.
Next of kin has been notified.
"I extend my sincerest sympathy to the family," said Justice Minister Ross Landry.
The 48-year-old man was remanded to the correctional facility awaiting trial.
As is the case when an inmate dies in custody, police and the Office of the Medical Examiner were notified.
The Department of Justice has also launched an internal investigation.