Saskatchewan Penitentiary inmate dies in custody

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Correctional Services Canada announced on Friday evening that an inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary had died in custody.

The inmate was identified as Leonard Montgrand. According to the CSCat the time of his death, Mr. Montgrand, had been serving a sentence of 1 year and 6 months for Aggravated Assault since December 23, 2020.

The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified.