An inmate at Joyceville Institution has died while in custody, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has reported.
Just over one month into his sentence, 30-year-old Trevor Stewart died on Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2023, CSC said in a press release three days later. At the time of his death, Stewart had been serving a two-year sentence for failure to comply with a prohibition order, fraud over $5,000, and luring a child under the age of 16. Stewart began serving that sentence on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at the minimum-to-medium security Joyceville Institution, which houses up to 752 inmates.
In response to Kingstonist inquiries, CSC said that Stewart’s cause of death has yet to be determined, but that the federal correctional agency does not believe the death was linked to COVID-19.
“The inmate’s next of kin have been notified,” CSC said.
“As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified.”
As of Monday, Jun. 18, 2023 (the most recent date of COVID-19 status reporting in federal institutions by CSC), there are zero active cases of COVID-19 at Joyceville Institution.