Second COVID-19 Death Confirmed In Federal Penitentiary. Next Of Kin Has Been Notified
On May 3, 2020, an inmate from the Federal Training Centre, multi-level unit, in Laval, died as an apparent result of complications related to COVID-19.
This is the second death related to COVID-19 among federally sentenced inmates. CSC provides regular updates on COVID-19 tests and cases among federal offenders in institutions.
CSC protocol involves medically isolating inmates who show symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 to prevent the spread of infection. CSC has modified the routines of inmates and put in place measures such as physical distancing, enhanced hygiene practices, cleaning and disinfecting protocols. All CSC workers and inmates are also provided with masks to prevent spread.
The Privacy Act allows CSC to release certain information at the time of a death in custody. To provide transparency during this pandemic, CSC is disclosing the deaths linked to COVID-19 while respecting privacy and the protection of personal information by not disclosing the name of the inmate or their personal medical details.
CSC has confirmed the next of kin has been notified and will continue to work with the local medical authorities to ensure the spread of the virus remains isolated.
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