Inmate dies at Dorchester Penitentiary

An inmate from Dorchester Penitentiary has died while in custody. 

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) says 74-year-old James Dixon died of apparent natural causes following an illness. 

Dixon had been serving a sentence since 2017 for sexual offences at the time of his death. 

The police and coroner have been notified and the CSC will review the circumstances of the incident.