Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is reporting two separate inmate deaths that have occurred in the past week.
The two inmates died at two different correctional institutions in the area. According to CSC, one of the inmates died at Millhaven Institution, and another at Collins Bay Institution.
On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, Justin Baker, 23, an inmate at the maximum-security Millhaven Institution, died while in the custody of CSC. Baker had been serving an indeterminate sentence for second degree murder since December of 2017. The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death.
Then, on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, George Cole, 77, an inmate at Collins Bay Institution, died while in the custody of CSC of “apparent natural causes,” according to a press release from CSC on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Cole had been serving an indeterminate sentence for second degree murder since March of 1979, and his next of kin have been notified of his death.
“As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified,” the national correctional services organization said in a press release.