Inmate found dead in cell at Bar­ton Street jail

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Au­thor­i­ties have con­firmed an inmate was found dead in his cell at the Bar­ton Street jail a lit­tle over a week ago.

A male inmate at the Hamil­ton-Went­worth De­ten­tion Cen­tre was found “un­re­spon­sive” in his cell on June 29, said An­drew Mor­ri­son, a spokesper­son for the Min­istry of Com­mu­nity Safety and Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices.

Paramedics were called, but the inmate was pro­nounced dead at the scene, Mor­ri­son said.

No other in­for­ma­tion will be pro­vided about the inmate be­cause an in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way, he added.

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