Death of Inmate Prompts Lockdown at Collins Bay Institution

The medium security unit at Collins Bay Institution has been put in lockdown following the death of an inmate.
The correctional service of Canada says Jeffrey Kellar, 50,  died while in custody on Thursday.

Keller had been serving a 12-year sentence for manslaughter since 2009.

The circumstances surrounding his death have not been released but as in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada will review the circumstances and contact the police and the coroner if required.

An exceptional search was also ordered last week and as a result, visits have been suspended.

Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.