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29-Year-Old Inmate Dies After Assault At Millhaven Institution

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-led Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad is investigating a death at Millhaven Institution near Kingston.

On January 8, 2023 the Penitentiary Squad responded after the Correctional Service of Canada reported that an inmate had been located with life-threatening injuries. Victor James, age 29 was later pronounced deceased.

An investigation by the Penitentiary Squad, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, with the assistance of Correctional Services of Canada and in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service, is ongoing.

The inmate had been serving a sentence of seven years and 10 months for aggravated assault, break and entry with intent, forcible confinement, and other offences, which commenced on May 2, 2019.

Millhaven is a Maximum Security prison near Kingston.


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