Kendra Blackbird's death at Windsor jail leads to inquest

There's going to be an inquest into the death of Kendra Blackbird.

There's going to be an inquest into the death of Kendra Blackbird.

The 34 year-old died on the first day of October in 2012 while an inmate at the Windsor Jail.

At the time, the union representing correctional workers at the jail claimed over-crowding and drug use led to the death of Blackbird.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/union-says-drugs-played-role-in-windsor-jail-death-1.1236724

She was serving time in jail after being charged with stabbing a man on a Windsor bus.

Police did not suspect foul play at the time.

The mandatory five day inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding her death.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Kendra Blackbird died on October 1, 2014. Blackbird died on October 1, 2012.
    Aug 06, 2014 5:16 PM ET