CSC report death of inmate at Joyceville Institution Assessment Unit

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An inmate at Joyceville Institution has died while in the custody of Correctional Service Canada (CSC).

According to CSC, 53-year-old Christopher Jacobs, an inmate in the Assessment Unit at Joyceville Institution, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024. He had been serving a three-year, seven-month, and 18-day sentence, which began on October 6, 2023, for four counts of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, two counts of importing or exporting firearms/ammunition knowing it is unauthorized, and two counts of an offence under Customs/Excise Act.

Jacobs, who was a Quebec resident at the time, was arrested at the Cornwall port of entry on March 28, 2021, after Border Services Officers located one assault rifle, 17 prohibited handguns, eight restricted handguns, one suppressor, and 44 magazines during a secondary examination, according to the Government of Canada.

The inmate’s next of kin have been notified, the national correctional agency stated.

“At this time, further information regarding the cause of death is not available,” said Mike Shrider, Regional Communications Manager for CSC.

“A quality of care review will be conducted to examine the facts surrounding the offender’s death, and the cause of death will be determined by the Coroner.

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