Coroner, RCMP investigating death of man at Fort Smith jail

(CKLB file photo).

A 27-year-old man died at the Fort Smith Correctional Facility on Monday.

The NWT Coroner Service has announced it is investigating the death along with RCMP.

According to the coroner, the man was alone in his cell when he died and the deaht is not considered suspicious.

According to CBC, the territorial government’s department of justice is also investigating internally.

This is the fourth death at the facility since 1995.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to