Nova Scotia

Nova Institution for Women in Truro inmate dies

An inmate at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro has died, according to Correctional Service Canada.

Veronica Park was serving a sentence of a little under three years for robbery and breach of a recognizance

Veronica Ann Park was sentenced to a three-year jail term for mugging an 82-year-old woman outside a Corner Brook pub. (CBC)

An inmate at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro has died according to Correctional Service Canada.

Corrections Canada says Veronica Park died in a Truro hospital on Friday. The circumstances surrounding her death have not been released.

Park, from Newfoundland and Labrador, was 38 years old and officials say she was serving a sentence of a little under three years for robbery and breach of a recognizance.

She pleaded guilty in May 2014 to mugging an 82-year-old woman.

The victim suffered a broken bone when Park pushed her to the ground and stole her purse.

Park's family have been notified, as well as police and the coroner.

Correctional Service of Canada says they will review the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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