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Nova Scotia inmate dies at medium-security prison

Patches are seen on the arm and shoulder of a corrections officer in B.C. on Oct. 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck Patches are seen on the arm and shoulder of a corrections officer in B.C. on Oct. 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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An inmate has died at a medium-security prison in Springhill, N.S., according to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).

A Monday news release from CSC says the death at Springhill Institution occurred last Thursday.

The inmate’s death was of “apparent natural causes.”

At the time of their death, the inmate had been serving a sentence of four years, five months and three days for sexual interference of a person under 16.

CSC says it will review the circumstances surrounding the inmate’s death and has notified police and the coroner.

For more Nova Scotia news visit our dedicated provincial page.

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