Manitoba

Inmate dies at Stony Mountain Institution in Manitoba

A 28-year-old man who was incarcerated at Manitoba’s Stony Mountain Institution has died, the Correctional Service of Canada says.

David Midouin, 28, died on Saturday at the prison, says Correctional Service of Canada

Stony Mountain Institution is a federal facility located about 25 kilometres north of Winnipeg. (Justin Fraser/CBC)

A man who was incarcerated at Manitoba's Stony Mountain Institution has died, the Correctional Service of Canada says.

David Midouin, 28, died on Saturday at the prison, a spokesperson for the government agency said.

His cause of death is unknown, though it's not believed to be related to COVID-19, the spokesperson said.

The coroner and police have been notified about the death, which is required by the correctional service's policies, the agency said in a news release Sunday. No further details were provided.

Midouin's next of kin have been notified about his death, the news release said.

He had been serving a sentence of four years, eight months and 28 days that began on Sept. 8, 2020, the release said.

Midouin was convicted of uttering threats to cause death or harm, discharging a restricted or prohibited firearm with intent, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession for the purpose of selling, intimidation of a justice system participant or journalist and possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order.

The correctional service said it will review the circumstances of Midouin's death, as it does in all cases involving an inmate dying.

Stony Mountain Institution is a federal prison located about 25 kilometres north of Winnipeg.

With files from Caitlyn Gowriluk

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