|Inmate dies at Edmonton Remand Centre, raising annual death toll to 7|
|By edmontonsun.com- Jonny Wakefield|
An inmate at the Edmonton Remand Centre died over the weekend after being found unresponsive in a cell, raising the number of people who have died at the facility so far this year to seven.
Partway through 2019, the annual death toll at the Edmonton remand is at its highest since 2013, the year inmates were moved out of the dangerous, overcrowded remand centre downtown.
In response, Alberta’s justice minister is promising to review the inmate’s death, as well as the province’s corrections system more broadly.
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