Dorchester Penitentiary inmate dies following illness: CSC

An inmate from Dorchester Penitentiary has died.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) says 72-year-old Gary Macneil died Friday while in custody of apparent natural causes following an illness.

At the time of his death, he had been serving an indeterminate sentence for sexual offences since 1998. 

The CSC will review the circumstances and contact the police and the coroner if required, as in all cases involving the death of an inmate.