Western Desk

Inmate Dead In Saskatchewan Penitentiary

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On March 9, 2020, Curtis McKenzie, an inmate from the Saskatchewan Penitentiary, died while in our custody.

At the time of his death, Mr. McKenzie, 27 years old, had been serving a federal sentence of two years and one day for Breach of Recognizance and Break and Enter (Not Dwelling-House). His sentence commenced on May 30, 2018.

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.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. An autopsy will be completed to determine the cause of death before the police finalize their report.