A 65-year-old inmate at Bath Institution has died, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) reported.
CSC said that Ian Smith died while in custody today, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. At the time of his death, Smith had been serving an indeterminate sentence for aggravated assault and breach of a long-term supervision order, which commenced on January 23, 2020.
The inmate’s next of kin have been notified, the national correctional agency stated.
Asked if there is any indication as to the cause of Smith’s death, Mike Shrider, Regional Communications Manager for CSC in Ontario, stated that further information regarding a cause of death is unavailable at this time.
“A quality of care review will be conducted to examine the facts surrounding the offender’s death, and the cause of death will need to be determined by the Coroner,” Shrider said in an email to Kingstonist.
As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, CSC will review the circumstances, the agency said, noting that CSC policy requires that police and the coroner be notified.