On December 8, 2019, Robert Ryan, an inmate from Beaver Creek Institution, died while in our custody.
At the time of his death, Mr. Ryan, 29 years-old, had been serving a sentence of 8 years and 1 month for Robbery, Break and Enter, Unauthorized Possession/Fire Arm, Possess Property Obtained by Crime and Assault with a Weapon since December 7, 2016.
The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death.
As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified.
The warden has ordered a lockdown and an exceptional search of the medium-security unit. Normal operations will resume when it is considered safe to do so.
Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.
The safety and security of institutions, their staff and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.