An inmate at Bath Institution has died while in the custody of Correctional Service Canada (CSC).
According to the CSC, Wendell Bondy died on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. At the time of his death, Bondy was 31 years old and had been serving a sentence of eight years, eight months and 25 days for aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, break and enter, and other offences since February 23, 2016.
In response to inquiries from Kingstonist regarding the cause of the inmate’s death, CSC said, “The Coroner will make the final determination of death in this case. CSC does not believe the death is linked to COVID-19; however, the incident is still under investigation and CSC is reviewing the circumstances of the death.” As of Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, there was one active case of COVID-19 at Bath Institution, a medium-security federal prison, according to the Government of Canada.
In a media release dated Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, CSC reported that Bondy’s next of kin have been notified.
CSC stated that, as in all cases involving the death of an inmate, they will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified.