The first death of an inmate related to COVID-19


The first death of an inmate related to COVID-19


April. 17, 2020

Global Korean Post


On April 15, 2020, an inmate from Mission Institution died at Abbotsford Regional Hospital as an apparent result of complications related to COVID-19.


The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of their death. CSC extends its condolences to the family. The thoughts of management and staff are with them at this time.


As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has notified the coroner who will review the circumstances of the death.


CSC has dedicated health services and medical professionals in all of its institutions. We also work closely and collaboratively with local public heath partners and hospitals to provide complete and quality medical care to those who need it and to prevent further spread of COVID-19.


This is the first death related to COVID-19 among federally sentenced inmates. CSC provides regular updates on COVID-19 tests and cases among federal offenders in institutions.