CSC reports death of inmate from Nova Institution for Women

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) says an inmate at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro died while in hospital.

Samantha Wallace was transported to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre on Saturday and her next of kin were contacted.

The 28-year-old passed away on Monday and the CSC says her family was present, but they haven't provided details about the circumstances surrounding her death

The CSC says Wallace had been serving her first federal sentence of two years, two months and one day for extortion, criminal harassment, possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes, public mischief - false report, and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

The police and coroner's office have been notified, and the CSC says it will review the circumstances of the incident.