One inmate is dead, and another is in hospital following a medical emergency at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre yesterday evening.
In a Statement from B.C. Corrections, Spokesperson Cindy Rose says staff responded quickly to the incident.
Rose says due to privacy laws, names or personal information cannot be released.
“Any death in our correctional centres is a tragedy and our condolences go to this inmate’s friends and family. This is a very rare occurrence and BC Corrections will be conducting a critical incident review to determine what happened.”
The coroner has been notified.