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Inquest announced into 5 Barton Street jail inmate deaths

An inquest into inmate deaths at the Barton Street Jail over the last three years was formally announced by the province on Thursday.

Inquest will examine the events surrounding the deaths and recommend ways to prevent similar deaths

Five inmate deaths since 2012 will be examined in an inquest formally announced Thursday. (Jeff Green/CBC)

An inquest into inmate deaths at the Barton Street Jail over the last three years was formally announced by the province on Thursday. 

Five inmates' deaths will be included in the joint inquest, announced by Dr. David Eden, the regional supervising coroner for inquests.

The process aims to examine the events surrounding the deaths and make formal recommendations to prevent similar deaths.

The inmates: 

  • Louis Angelo Unelli died at age 40 on Mar. 17, 2012.
  • William Acheson died at age 42 on Sept. 12, 2012.
  • Martin Tykoliz died at age 38 on May 7, 2014
  • Stephen Conrad Neeson died at age 44 on Feb. 15 of this year. 
  • David Michael Gillian died at age 46 on May 19 of this year.

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