Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Third Inmate Death in a Year at Kamloops Jail

<who> Photo Credit: BC Corrections Service

An investigation has been launched following the death of an inmate at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.

Few details are available at this time, but it has been confirmed that the death occurred earlier this week on September 21st.

“I can confirm that there was an in-custody death at the maximum security Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre, sometime in the evening of Monday night,” said Dean Purdy, spokesperson for the BC Government Service Employee’s Union (BCGEU).

Kamloops RCMP, BC Corrections, and the Coroners Service are in the preliminary stages of the investigation.

“These types of incidents are unfortunate. Our condolences go out to the family,” added Purdy.

This was the third in-custody death to occur at the correctional centre within the past year.

The first was last November when 20-year-old Dylan Levi Judd was discovered deceased in his cell. A public inquest is slated to be held this fall to determine a cause of death.

Meanwhile Daryl Vic Belseck was identified as the inmate who died in his cell back in January of 2015.


 
comments

Comments




Sun
24℃


Mon
26℃


Tue
28℃


Wed
28℃


Thu
27℃


Fri
28℃

Top Stories

Our Latest Video

Upcoming Featured Events

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our RSS