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.

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.


  • 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