Inmate found dead in cell at Barton Street jail
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.