INNISFAIL, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2013) - On March 16, 2013, inmate Gerard Mallett from Bowden Institution was found unresponsive in his cell. Correctional Officers immediately performed CPR and an ambulance was called.

The offender was taken to the Innisfail Hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 2:16 p.m.

At the time of his death, Mr. Mallett, 62 years old, was serving a two-year sentence for Sexual Assault. His sentence had commenced on December 20, 2012.

Next of kin have been notified.

As in all cases where an individual dies while in custody, the police and coroner have been notified. In addition, the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Contact Information:

Correctional Service Canada
Bowden Institution
Rita Wehrle
Assistant Warden Management Services
(403) 227-7346